Patents Assigned to Valeo Climatisation
  • Patent number: 8333234
    Abstract: A casing (1) is dedicated to housing a heat exchanger (3) in a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, for example of a motor vehicle. The heat exchanger (3) comprises an air inlet face (12), an air outlet face (13), a rear end face (15), a front end face (14), and at least one side face (16, 17) capped with a radiator tank (4, 5). The casing (1) comprises side walls (18, 19) defining at least one housing to receive at least one part of the radiator tank (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Philippe Vincent, Thomas Carton, Gilbert Terranova
  • Patent number: 8122943
    Abstract: Heat exchanger, for example for a motor vehicle air-conditioning circuit, comprising a plurality of tubes (12) for circulating a heat-transfer fluid, the ends of said tubes (12) opening into manifolds and reservoirs (11) of thermal storage material in contact with the tubes (12) so that the storage material and the heat-transfer fluid exchange heat with one another. The exchanger comprises a plurality of heat-exchange elements (4) each housing at least one reservoir (11) and at least one tube (12) which are nested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Régine Haller, Sylvain Moreau, Jean-Luc Thuez
  • Patent number: 7971634
    Abstract: Air conditioner pertaining to the present invention in which a synthetic polymer case, in which an antibacterial agent impregnated in a medium such as a porous body or water-absorbing polymer is sealed, is arranged in the upstream airflow side and/or downstream airflow side of an evaporator, which air conditioner is characterized in that the thickness of the wall of the case is formed to allow gas permeation of the antibacterial agent, and in that the thickness of the wall on the downstream airflow side is less than the thickness of the wall on the upstream airflow side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Shinichi Hara, Yutaka Teruya, Yuusuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7971799
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a heating assembly comprising, in combination, a main radiator (1) for fluid flow and an electric radiator. The latter is disposed on one face of the main radiator (1) defining its general plane, and consists of a plurality of independent heating elements (6). Each of these heating elements (6) comprises an elementary electrical heating body (7), having connecting means (31, 31?) for connection to an electrical power source, and a finned element (8). These heating elements (6) are assembled on a connecting structure of the electric radiator on the face of the main radiator (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Colette, Frederic Pierron, Gilbert Terranova, Roland Haussmann
  • Publication number: 20110100596
    Abstract: A casing (1) is dedicated to housing a heat exchanger (3) in a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, for example of a motor vehicle. The heat exchanger (3) comprises an air inlet face (12), an air outlet face (13), a rear end face (15), a front end face (14), and at least one side face (16, 17) capped with a radiator tank (4, 5). The casing (1) comprises side walls (18, 19) defining at least one housing to receive at least one part of the radiator tank (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: VALEO CLIMATISATION S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Vincent, Thomas Carton, Gilbert Terranova
  • Publication number: 20110060501
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle air conditioning installation comprising a central control unit (12), a computer network (14) connected to the central control unit (12) and a plurality of peripherals (101, 102, 103, . . . , 10n) connected to nodes (N1, N2, N3, . . . , Nn) of the computer network, the peripherals are connected in series via a common conductor (18). The installation comprises means (120) for inputting at the level of each peripheral an electric signature on a common conductor, means (130) for detecting an electric signal depending upon the electric signatures of the peripherals situated upstream on the common conductor (18), means for generating a data item representing the relative position of the peripheral on the basis of the electric signal detected, and means for identifying the node of the network to which it is connected on the basis of the relative position data item generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: VALEO CLIMATISATION
    Inventors: Christophe Bruzy, Vincent Aubry, Bertrand Puzenat, Laurent Rede
  • Patent number: 7892671
    Abstract: A device for cooling batteries, particularly of an electric and/or hybrid vehicle, includes a pair of compartments (1, 12) in communication with one another, including a first compartment (1) housing the batteries distributed among adjacent columns and a second compartment (12) housing at least a blower (14). One of these compartments (1, 12) has an air intake aperture (5) while the other compartment (1, 2) has a discharge aperture (5) for discharging the admitted air to the outside. The first compartment (1) modifies the dynamics of the air passing through it, starting from an axial circulation of air along the columns of batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Bruno Hamery, Christophe Aloup, Günter Krempel, Roland Haussmann
  • Patent number: 7869918
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle air conditioning installation comprising a central control unit (12), a computer network (14) connected to the central control unit (12) and a plurality of peripherals (101, 102, 103, . . . , 10n) connected to nodes (N1, N2, N3, . . . , Nn) of the computer network, the peripherals are connected in series via a common conductor (18). The installation comprises means (120) for inputting at the level of each peripheral an electric signature on a common conductor, means (130) for detecting an electric signal depending upon the electric signatures of the peripherals situated upstream on the common conductor (18), means for generating a data item representing the relative position of the peripheral on the basis of the electric signal detected, and means for identifying the node of the network to which it is connected on the basis of the relative position data item generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Christophe Bruzy, Vincent Aubry, Bertrand Puzenat, Laurent Rede
  • Patent number: 7841384
    Abstract: A casing (1) is dedicated to housing a heat exchanger (3) in a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, for example of a motor vehicle. The heat exchanger (3) comprises an air inlet face (12), an air outlet face (13), a rear end face (15), a front end face (14), and at least one side face (16, 17) capped with a radiator tank (4, 5). The casing (1) comprises side walls (18, 19) defining at least one housing to receive at least one part of the radiator tank (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Philippe Vincent, Thomas Carton, Gilbert Terranova
  • Patent number: 7669640
    Abstract: A casing houses a heat exchanger in a vehicle HVAC system. The heat exchanger includes air inlet and air outlet faces, rear end and front end faces, and first and second side faces. The side faces are each capped with a radiator tank comprising a front end. Each radiator tank defines an orifice for connection to a heat transfer fluid supply circuit. The casing includes a front end wall defining an opening opposite the front end face of the heat-exchanger. The casing also includes a cover defining at least two passages adapted to suit the orifices of the radiator tanks and fixedly attached to the front end wall. The cover also includes seals for limiting the outlet of air via the opening and/or the passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Vincent, Gilbert Terranova, Thomas Carton
  • Publication number: 20100018231
    Abstract: Heat exchanger, for example for a motor vehicle air-conditioning circuit, comprising a plurality of tubes (12) for circulating a heat-transfer fluid, the ends of said tubes (12) opening into manifolds and reservoirs (11) of thermal storage material in contact with the tubes (12) so that the storage material and the heat-transfer fluid exchange heat with one another. The exchanger comprises a plurality of heat-exchange elements (4) each housing at least one reservoir (11) and at least one tube (12) which are nested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Régine Haller, Sylvain Moreau, Jean-Luc Thuez
  • Patent number: 7510164
    Abstract: A support (10) for a motor, particularly for a motor vehicle heating, ventilation and/or air-conditioning unit blower, includes a more or less cylindrical hollow sleeve (20) intended to accept the motor, and a fixing housing (30) intended to accept the hollow sleeve (20). The support (10) also includes insulating pads (40) and longitudinal strands (60) for absorbing vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Arnaud Geroux, Stephane Talaucher
  • Patent number: 7484794
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a junction device between a conduit mounted on a floor for supplying air, in particular coming from a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning installation, and an aeration conduit mounted on the squab of a seat, mounted so as to move in rotation about an axis A1 fixed to the floor. The junction device comprises rigid members respectively allocated to the supply conduit and to the aeration conduit. These rigid members are mounted so as to move with respect to each other for putting the conduits in air communication with each other, at least in the folded-down position of use of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Didier Loup, Carine Paumier, Vincent Feuillard
  • Patent number: 7413243
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a hollow reinforcing beam (1) for the cockpit of a vehicle. This beam (1) constitutes a member through which air originating from a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning system flows, and for this purpose comprises at least one air intake opening (21) and a plurality of outlet openings (23, 24, 26, 27, 29) for discharging the admitted air. This beam (1) is made up of an integral body stretching longitudinally in a constant direction which at its ends comprises windows (8, 9) for the longitudinal introduction of members for the selective distribution of the air admitted into the beam (1), and which is equipped at its ends with tips (12, 13) for reinforcing the beam (1) and fixing it to the cockpit of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Droulez, Serge Pouysegur, Franck Truillet
  • Patent number: 7325841
    Abstract: A coaxial connection having a device and a first manifold (12) comprising a protrusion (18) able to be received in a neck (22) on a second manifold (14). The device is produced in the form of an open collar (10) produced from an elastically deformable material and having a bottom (36) extended by two arms (38) having respective ends which define the opening of the collar. The collar is provided with retaining stops (44, 46, 48) and at least one locking member (60) arranged so as to cooperate with an engagement region (34) of at least one of the manifolds in order to prevent any accidental extraction of the open collar once fitted. Application in particular to heat exchangers for motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation, S.A.
    Inventor: Philippe Vincent
  • Patent number: 7299654
    Abstract: The invention proposes a pressure-reducing device designed to be installed in an air conditioning circuit operating with cooling fluid (FR) and including a housing suited to be traversed by cooling fluid under the control of a needle valve (134). The pressure-reducing device moreover includes a bulb (200) filled with a control fluid (FC) exerting a control pressure on a membrane (33) as a function of ambient conditions, the aforementioned membrane being suitable for acting on the needle valve as a function of the control pressure. The bulb is placed in the path of cooling fluid between the outlet of the condenser and the inlet of the pressure-reducing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation, S.A.
    Inventor: Mohamed Ben Yahia
  • Patent number: 7243501
    Abstract: An expansion device, intended for installation in an air conditioning system with a supercritical refrigerant fluid (FR), is described. The expansion device (12) comprises a body (120) through which refrigerant fluid passes, equipped with an inlet chamber (1210) into which the refrigerant fluid arrives and an outlet chamber (1230) through which the refrigerant fluid departs. The expansion device further comprises a set of expansion means to allow the refrigerant fluid to pass from the inlet chamber (1210) to the outlet chamber (1230), comprising a variable expansion means (1212) comprising a first orifice (34) and an adjusting screw (134) suitable for adjusting the flow section of the first orifice (34); and, a fixed expansion means comprising a second orifice (35) with a fixed flow section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Mohamed Ben Yahia, Jin-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 7244927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control panel, in particular for a motor vehicle, provided with at least one rotary button (10) for adjusting a parameter relating to an air stream propelled by a ventilating, heating and/or air conditioning apparatus, characterised in that the said adjusting button (10) is an optical encoder with selective light emission and reception, and comprising a rotatable part (20) protruding from the control panel, and a fixed part (30) co-operating with the moving part (20) for emitting and receiving the light. This control panel is adapted to adjust, for example, the temperature, flow rate or distribution of the said air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventor: Tan Duc Huynh
  • Publication number: 20070119197
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air conditioning device for the passenger compartment of a vehicle, said device comprising a first closed loop (BF) which contains an evaporator (BF5), through which an air stream (F) may flow, and in which a first coolant may flow such as to transfer cold to said air stream in the evaporator. According to said invention, the device comprises a second closed loop (BS) in which a second coolant may flow between the evaporator (BF5) and a tank (BS2), such as to receive cold from the first coolant in the evaporator for storing the same in the tank and returning to the air stream in the evaporator, according to the cooling capacity, produced by the first loop and to the air conditioning needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicants: VALEO CLIMATISATION, BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (BMW)
    Inventors: Régine Haller, Didier Loup, Loic Lepetit
  • Publication number: 20070084858
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device comprising a housing (15), through which air to be heated can pass and which delimits a heating space controlled by a powersupply control circuit connected to a power source. The heating spacecomprises electric heating modules (14), each heating module consisting of a first and second metal tape (10, 10) that arc essentially parallel in a transversal direction (D) and of a positive temperature coefficient resistive elements (12) fixed between the two metal tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: VALEO CLIMATISATION
    Inventors: Frederic Pierron, Christophe Marange, Gilbert Terranova, Olivier Colette