Abstract: Systems and methods including a container assembly configured to maintain a controlled environment for storing a product therein are disclosed. Controlled environmental parameters may include at least one of the following: temperature, humidity, payload moisture content, solar radiation, magnetism, microwave, or light illumination. In certain implementations, the system includes a payload chamber and a self-contained environmental control unit (ECU) that may be coupled to the payload chamber using a substantially airtight seal. In certain embodiments, the ECU may include a condenser, a humidity controller, a liquid tank and a power source. Certain embodiments may include a warmer, temperature and/or humidity sensors, and/or a lock. Various combinations of the foregoing components and features may be incorporated, depending on the requirements of each particular implementation.
Abstract: A refrigerant replacement method for a refrigeration apparatus is intended to replace a first refrigerant charged into a refrigerant circuit of the refrigeration apparatus with a second refrigerant. The second refrigerant is used together with a refrigerating machine oil having a higher additive content by percentage than another refrigerating machine oil to be used together with the first refrigerant. The method includes: a refrigerant recovery step of recovering the first refrigerant from the refrigerant circuit; an oil charging step of additionally charging a refrigerating machine oil having a predetermined additive content by percentage into the refrigerant circuit; and a refrigerant charging step of charging the second refrigerant into the refrigerant circuit. The predetermined additive content by percentage is higher than the additive content by percentage of the refrigerating machine oil to be used together with the second refrigerant.
Abstract: A humidity sensor includes a sound wave element configured to transmit a sound wave and receive the sound wave reflected by a reflector, a reception circuit configured to obtain an arrival time of the reflected wave received by the sound wave element, and a humidity analysis circuit configured to calculate humidity by using the arrival time, a distance from the sound wave element to the reflector, and a temperature of a space from the sound wave element to the reflector.
Abstract: A refrigerant leak detection and mitigation system/method for use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that incorporates a refrigerant gas sensor (RGS), sensor signal conditioner (SSC), alarm status indicator (ASI), and digital control processor (DCP) is disclosed. The RGS detects ambient refrigerant gas (ARG) and indicates this as a refrigerant sensor voltage (RSV) to the SSC. The DCP and SSC form a closed control loop (CCL) in which the SSC electrical characteristics are adjusted by the DCP such that the RSV is continuously and dynamically recalibrated to account for background refrigerant gas levels, changes in ambient air conditions, RGS manufacturing tolerances, and other field-specific operational conditions that impact the RGS detection capabilities. The DCP is configured to log alarms to the ASI if a RGS refrigerant leak is detected and optionally shutdown one or more HVAC system components such as a specific air handler leaking refrigerant.
Abstract: Disclosed is a control parameter determining method for a photovoltaic air conditioning system, specifically including: determining a real-time inductance parameter of a controlled object of the photovoltaic air conditioning system according to real-time grid-connected power of the photovoltaic air conditioning system; substituting the real-time inductance parameter into the controlled object of the control system to calculate a basic control parameter of the control system; presetting a plurality of adjustment parameters corresponding to different grid-connected power respectively; when the real-time grid-connected power is matched with one of the grid-connected power, selecting an adjustment parameter corresponding to the matched grid-connected power to modify the basic control parameter, to obtain a target control parameter. The present disclosure further disclosed a control parameter determining apparatus and a control system for a photovoltaic air conditioning system.
April 18, 2017
Date of Patent:
October 24, 2023
GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus (1) includes a heat-source-side unit (10) using a refrigerant that works in a supercritical region. The heat-source-side unit (10) includes a compression element (20) configured to compress the refrigerant, a heat-source-side heat exchanger (24), an expansion valve (26) provided downstream of the heat-source-side heat exchanger (24), a receiver (25) provided downstream of the expansion valve (26), and a control unit (101). The control unit (101) performs a first operation for evaluating the amount of the refrigerant based on a high-pressure-side pressure, on a first condition that the internal pressure of the receiver (25) be equal to or less than a supercritical pressure.
Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of preventing evaporator coil freeze in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is performed by a controller in the HVAC system. The method includes determining a reference saturated suction temperature (SST) via a sensor disposed in relation to an evaporator coil in the HVAC system. The method also includes determining whether the reference SST is below a minimum SST threshold. The method also includes, responsive to a determination that the reference SST is below the minimum SST threshold, increasing a discharge air temperature (DAT) setpoint.
Abstract: An evaporative air cooling tower is described. The evaporative air cooling tower includes a housing defining an interior of the evaporative air cooling tower; a grill coupled to the housing and defining openings; a tank positioned adjacent to a bottom portion of the housing, wherein the tank is configured to receive and store liquid; a tray positioned adjacent to a top portion of the housing, wherein the tray is configured to receive and release the liquid; a hose in fluid communication with the tank and the tray; a pump configured to pump the liquid from the tank to the tray through the hose; a filter structure comprising a filter configured to receive the liquid from the tray; and a fan configured to draw air into the interior, wherein the air is cooled by the filter and directed out of the interior through the openings.
Abstract: An outdoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: a terminal unit that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of a compressor, and electrically connects components provided in the compressor and outside the compressor; a side soundproof cover that covers the outer peripheral surface of the compressor except for the terminal unit; and a terminal cover that covers the terminal unit exposed from the side soundproof cover to the outside of the side soundproof cover, and soundproofs the terminal unit. The terminal cover is attached to the side soundproof cover such that the state of the terminal cover can be changed between a state in which the terminal cover covers the terminal unit and a state in which the terminal cover does not cover the terminal unit.
Abstract: A portable refrigerator includes a main housing, a refrigerator cover, a cooling mechanism, a rechargeable battery pack and a control unit. The cooling mechanism includes heat exchanging tubes, a compressor, an evaporator and a condenser connected to the evaporator and the compressor. The rechargeable battery pack is detachably attached on a power compartment of the main housing. The control unit is supported in the main housing and electrically connected to the rechargeable battery pack and the cooling mechanism for centrally controlling an operation of the cooling mechanism. A predetermined amount of refrigerant is arranged to controllably pass through the heat exchanging tubes, the condenser, the evaporator and the compressor for extracting heat from the accommodating cavity.
Abstract: A method for controlling a refrigerator comprises: as a first refrigeration cycle for refrigeration of a first storage chamber is operated, operating a compressor and operating a first cold air supply; when the first refrigeration cycle has been operated for a first run time, converting to a second refrigeration cycle for refrigeration of a second storage chamber, and operating a second cold air supply; and if the second refrigeration cycle has been operated for a second run time, stopping the second refrigeration cycle. A first reference time is determined using a representative value obtained based on the temperature of the first storage chamber during a single run cycle, which includes a previous first refrigeration cycle and a previous second refrigeration cycle. A second reference time period is determined using a representative value obtained on the basis of the temperature of the second storage chamber during the single run cycle.
Abstract: A system for cooling a missile includes an assembly of Peltier tiles configured to be reversibly attached to the skin of the missile with the cold sides of the Peltier tiles against the skin. The Peltier tiles are electrically powered to cool a portion of the missile skin. A thermally conductive paste or sheets of a heat conductive material may be placed between the Peltier tiles and missile skin. When the missile is launched, the assembly of Peltier tiles detach from the missile.
Abstract: A refrigeration cabinet includes a freezing compartment, a first evaporator and a second evaporator. The freezing compartment includes a freezing compartment door, and the first evaporator and the second evaporator are both equipped in the freezing compartment. The first evaporator is turned off and a second evaporator is working while the freezing compartment door is opened.
Abstract: A method includes measuring a saturated suction temperature, receiving actual temperature value reflective of the measured saturated suction temperature, and determining whether the actual temperature value is less than a first pre-determined minimum threshold temperature value. If the actual temperature value is less than the first pre-determined minimum threshold temperature value, initiating a timer to operate for a pre-determined time interval. Determining whether the actual temperature value is less than a second pre-determined minimum threshold temperature value and if the actual temperature value is less the second pre-determined minimum threshold temperature value, initiating the timer to operate for a modified time interval. If the timer has expired, the operation of the compressor is modified.
Abstract: An example transport refrigeration system includes first and second refrigeration circuits configured to cool first and second transport compartments, respectively. An electric machine powers the first and second refrigeration circuits. A controller is configured to monitor a temperature of the electric machine, and reduce a cooling capacity of a selected one of the first and second refrigeration circuits based on the temperature exceeding a first threshold.
Abstract: The heat source controller transmits the drive permission signal (SE) to the utilization controller when the compression element is drivable. The utilization controller opens a utilization expansion valve when heat exchange in a utilization heat exchanger is required, on condition that the utilization controller receive the drive permission signal (SE).
Abstract: Described are a compressor driving apparatus and a refrigerator including the same. The compressor driving apparatus includes: switching elements; an inverter; an output current detector for detecting an output current flowing through a motor; and an inverter controller for controlling the inverter. The inverter controller controls the piston so that one end of the piston is fixed at a first position spaced apart from the discharge unit at stroke of the piston during a first period, controls the piston to collide with the discharge unit when a change rate in an operation rate or a position error of the compressor is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, and controls the piston so that the one end of the piston is fixed at a second position spaced apart from the discharge unit at stroke of the piston during a second period after the collision of the piston.
Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. The air conditioner includes a display, a storage configured to store power consumption information and time information which are required to increase or decrease an indoor temperature by a unit temperature according to an outdoor temperature, a sensor, and a processor configured to predict, based on a desired temperature being input, at least one of a power consumption or a required time for the indoor temperature to reach the desired temperature by the sensor based on information stored in the storage, and provide at least one of the predicted power consumption or the required time through the display.
February 26, 2019
Date of Patent:
June 13, 2023
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Youngju Joo, Jun Hwang, Heechan Kang, Minkyong Kim, Kwangil Nam, Jeonguk Park, Hyeongjoon Seo, Hyunwoo Ock, Sangwoo Lee
Abstract: An air conditioning system includes a storage medium and an air conditioning system, for a three-pipe air conditioning system, the three-pipe air conditioning system includes a compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger, an indoor heat exchanger, a gas-liquid separator, a first pipeline, a second pipeline and a third pipeline; the oil return control method comprises the following steps: controlling the compressor to operate at a first frequency in a refrigerating mode; judging whether the operation duration of the refrigerating mode reaches a first preset time or not; if so, the air conditioning system enters an oil return state, and the compressor, the third pipeline, the second pipeline and the gas-liquid separator are controlled to be communicated in sequence to form a refrigerant circulation loop.
June 3, 2019
Date of Patent:
June 6, 2023
HEFEI MIDEA HEATING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., GD MIDEA HEATING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
Abstract: A cooling system includes: a first cooling apparatus electrically driven to supply a first heat transfer medium cooled to a first set temperature or lower; a plurality of second cooling apparatuses each of which includes a heat exchanger that exchanges heat between the first heat transfer medium supplied from the first cooling apparatus and a second heat transfer medium, and is electrically driven to supply a third heat transfer medium cooled to a second set temperature or lower, the second set temperature being changed individually with lapse of time; and a processor that obtains second set temperatures of the second cooling apparatuses and sets the first set temperature based on the obtained second set temperatures.
November 20, 2020
Date of Patent:
May 23, 2023
EBARA REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.