Patents by Inventor Alexander-Ivo Franz

Alexander-Ivo Franz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6101832
    Abstract: The plant has a generator for a refrigerant in rich solution. A condenser is connected downstream of the generator in the refrigerant loop. A first expansion valve is connected downstream of the condenser. The refrigerant vapor produced there is directed into the sump of an absorber. The liquid refrigerant passes from the first expansion valve to a second expansion valve which adjoins an evaporator. Arranged in the absorber is a jet apparatus, whose nozzle is fed with the weak solution from the generator and whose suction space is connected to the evaporator. The weak solution therefore draws the refrigerant vapor out of the evaporator and delivers it into the top region of the absorber. There, a deflection takes place, whereupon the solution that is increasing in concentration is directed over cooling coils and passes into the sump of the absorber. In this way, very effective droplet, film, trickling and immersion absorption occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: EES-Erdgas EnergieSysteme
    Inventors: Alexander-Ivo Franz, Manfred Forster, Antun Gelesic