Patents by Inventor Regine Haller

Regine Haller 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: 10099531
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air conditioning device comprising a refrigerant circuit and a coolant circuit. The refrigerant circuit comprises at least a compressor, an internal heat exchanger, an external heat exchanger and an evaporator The coolant circuit comprises at least a first heat exchanger associated with a first component, a second heat exchanger associated with a second component and a radiator. A fluid/fluid heat exchanger is installed in the refrigerant circuit and in the coolant circuit, with the coolant circuit comprising a first loop and a second loop which are interconnected by an interconnection device. The first loop comprises the fluid/fluid heat exchanger, the first heat exchanger associated with the first component and a means for heating the coolant with the means interposed between the interconnection device and the fluid/fluid heat exchanger, the second loop comprising the second heat exchanger associated with the second component and the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Laurent Labaste Mauhe, Regine Haller, Abdelmajid Taklanti
  • Patent number: 9683764
    Abstract: Evaporator, notably for motor vehicle air-conditioning circuit. According to the invention, the evaporator (1), which comprises three layers—upstream (2), intermediate (3) and downstream (4)—through which there flows a coolant that enters the evaporator (1) via the intermediate layer (3) and leaves the evaporator via the upstream layer (2) to cool an air flow (A) passing in succession across said upstream (2), intermediate (3) and downstream (4) layers, comprises means (5E) for inducing a pressure drop between the outlet of the intermediate layer (3) and the inlet of the downstream layer (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Sylvain Moreau, Francois Busson, Regine Haller, Mohamed Yahia, Bertrand Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9459030
    Abstract: A device for expanding a refrigerant fluid has a first inlet and a first outlet which are connected by a first refrigerant circulation duct. The first refrigerant circulation duct has an upstream part and a downstream part which parts are placed in communication by a first communication passage. The device also has a second inlet and a second outlet which are connected by a second refrigerant circulation duct. The device regulates an expansion of the refrigerant fluid and has a first needle valve housed inside the upstream part of the first refrigerant flow duct connected by a first connecting rod to a thermostatic sensor in communication with the second refrigerant flow duct that allows or prevents refrigerant fluid from circulating through the first communicating passage. The device also measures the pressure of the refrigerant fluid entering the evaporator (Pse) which pressure measurement is taken at the first outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Jugurtha Benouali, Jin-Ming Liu, Regine Haller, Stefan Karl, Mohamed Yahia, Christophe Rousseau
  • Patent number: 9157672
    Abstract: A command device (13) includes a sensor (15,16) for the measurement of a measured value VM of a characteristic C of a fluid FR,A and a comparison (14) of the measured value VM of the characteristic C of the fluid FR,A with at least two step-values VSmin, VSmax of the characteristic C. The command device (13) includes an upstream temperature sensor (20) to be positioned upstream the evaporator (12) according to the air flow direction (6) to measure an upstream temperature T2 of the air flow (3) and give an information (18) which is taken into account by the command device (13) in order to determine the step-values VSmin, VSmax of the characteristic C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Jin-Ming Liu, Regine Haller, Stefan Karl, Eng Kuach
  • Publication number: 20140374060
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air conditioning device comprising a refrigerant circuit and a coolant circuit. The refrigerant circuit comprises at least a compressor, an internal heat exchanger, an external heat exchanger and an evaporator The coolant circuit comprises at least a first heat exchanger associated with a first component, a second heat exchanger associated with a second component and a radiator. A fluid/fluid heat exchanger is installed in the refrigerant circuit and in the coolant circuit, with the coolant circuit comprising a first loop and a second loop which are interconnected by an interconnection device. The first loop comprises the fluid/fluid heat exchanger, the first heat exchanger associated with the first component and a means for heating the coolant with the means interposed between the interconnection device and the fluid/fluid heat exchanger, the second loop comprising the second heat exchanger associated with the second component and the radiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Laurent Labaste Mauhe, Regine Haller, Abdelmajid Taklanti
  • Publication number: 20140373570
    Abstract: Evaporator, notably for motor vehicle air-conditioning circuit. According to the invention, the evaporator (1), which comprises three layers—upstream (2), intermediate (3) and downstream (4)—through which there flows a coolant that enters the evaporator (1) via the intermediate layer (3) and leaves the evaporator via the upstream layer (2) to cool an air flow (A) passing in succession across said upstream (2), intermediate (3) and downstream (4) layers, comprises means (5E) for inducing a pressure drop between the outlet of the intermediate layer (3) and the inlet of the downstream layer (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sylvain Moreau, Francois Busson, Regine Haller, Mohamed Yahia, Bertrand Nicolas
  • Publication number: 20130074536
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a device (5) for expanding a refrigerant fluid comprising, on the one hand, a first inlet (8) of the expansion device and a first outlet (9) of the expansion device which are connected by a first refrigerant circulation duct (11), the first refrigerant circulation duct (11) comprising an upstream part (22) and a downstream part (25) which parts are placed in communication by a first communication passage (18) and, on the other hand, a second inlet (12) of the expansion device and a second outlet (13) of the expansion device which are connected by a second refrigerant circulation duct (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jugurtha Benouali, Jin-Ming Liu, Regine Haller, Stefan Karl, Mohamed Yahia, Christophe Rousseau
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110067427
    Abstract: The invention is related to an AC loop (12) for ventilation, heating and/or air conditioning installation comprising, according to the circulation of an refrigerant in the AC loop, at least a compressor (14), a first heat exchanger (16) for heating an air flow distributed into the passenger compartment, a first expansion device (18), an exterior heat exchanger (20) and a second heat exchanger (24). The AC loop (12) comprises a storage device (28) connected to the outlet of the first heat exchanger (16) and to the outlet of the exterior heat exchanger (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Régine HALLER, Mohamed YAHIA, Imed GUITARI
  • Patent number: 7891412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger, in particular for an air conditioning, ventilation and/or heating device of a motor vehicle, said heat exchanger comprising a plurality of stacked modules (100) which define two series of distinct channels for circulation of first and second heat transfer fluids and are connected to inlet and outlet ducts (101, 102, 104, 105) for both heat transfer fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Didier Loup, Régine Haller, Loic Lepetit
  • Publication number: 20100287979
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning device (1) comprising an A/C loop (6) inside which a refrigerating fluid FR circulates and a secondary loop (10) inside which a cooling fluid FC circulates. The said device (1) comprising a first heat exchanger (8) between the refrigerating fluid FR and the cooling fluid FC, a second heat exchanger (9) between the refrigerating fluid FR and the cooling fluid FC. The secondary loop comprises a third heat exchanger (14) between the cooling fluid FC and the air, and a fourth heat exchanger (15) between the cooling fluid FC and the air. The secondary loop (10) comprises derivation means (22) of the cooling fluid FC from an outlet point (21) of the cooling fluid FC outside the third heat exchanger (14) and an inlet point (23) of the cooling fluid FC inside the fourth heat exchanger (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Regine HALLER, Bertrand NICOLAS, Mohamed YAHIA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100017038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a command device (13) of a fixed capacity compressor (9) associated with an evaporator through which an air flow passes in an air flow direction (6). The compressor (9) and the evaporator (12) are participating to an A/C loop (8) of an heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning device of a vehicle. The said command device (13) comprises a sensor (15,16) for the measurement of a measured value VM of a characteristic C of a fluid FR,A and comparison means (14) of the measured value VM of the characteristic C of the fluid FR,A with at least two step-values VSmin, VSmax of the characteristic C. The said command device (13) comprises an upstream temperature sensor (20) to be positioned upstream the evaporator (12) according to the air flow direction (6) to measure an upstream temperature T2 of the air flow (3) and give an information (18) which is taken into account by the said command device (13) in order to determine the said step-values VSmin, VSmax of the characteristic C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Jing-Ming LIU, Regine HALLER, Stefan KARL, Eng KUACH
  • Publication number: 20090314023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning system with a main air conditioning loop (10) for a refrigerant including at least one compressor (11), a condenser (12), an expansion device (13) and an evaporator (14), a cold storage heat exchanger (21) suitable for storing cold during operation of the compressor (11), and a secondary air-conditioning loop (20a) comprising the cold storage heat exchanger (21). The secondary air-conditioning loop (20a) is suitable to cool the evaporator (14) when the compressor (11) is out of operation. The secondary air-conditioning loop (20a) includes a fluid circulation branch disposed in parallel with a main air conditioning loop (10) common section including at least the evaporator (14). The fluid circulation branch contains a cold production element (21) able to cool the refrigerant toward the evaporator. The invention is particularly dedicated to heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning systems in “Stop and Start” cars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Laurent Labaste Mauhe, Regine Haller, Jean Luc Thuez, Laurent Delaforge, Abdelmajid Taklanti, Thierry Cheng, Kevin Morvan, Marie Lecollier
  • 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: 20070068650
    Abstract: Heat exchanger with thermal inertia for a heat transfer fluid circuit, particularly of a motor vehicle A heat exchanger for a heat transfer fluid circuit comprising ducts for the circulation of the heat transfer fluid, which are inserted between an inlet and an outlet, is described. Cavities designed to contain a heat storage fluid adjacent to the cooling fluid circulation ducts and associated with heat-exchange surfaces, so that heat storage fluid is capable of exchanging heat with the air flow, if the circulation of the heat transfer fluid is stopped, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Regine Haller, Didier Loup, Loic Lepetit, Christian Petit
  • Patent number: 7156156
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a heat transfer fluid circuit comprising ducts for the circulation of the heat transfer fluid, which are inserted between an inlet and an outlet, is described. Cavities designed to contain a heat storage fluid adjacent to the cooling fluid circulation ducts and associated with heat-exchanger surfaces, so that heat storage fluid is capable of exchanging heat with the air flow, if the circulation of the heat transfer fluid is stopped, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation
    Inventors: Regine Haller, Loic Lepetit, Christian Petit, Didier Loup
  • Publication number: 20060137853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ventilation, heating and/or air conditioning equipment for the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle provided with a main thermodynamic loop comprising at least, according to the direction of flow of a refrigerant fluid: a compressor (14), a condenser (16), an expansion device (20), and a main air-cooling evaporator (22). According to the invention, the equipment furthermore comprises a secondary fluid loop for the flow of a heat conductor fluid coupled with the main thermodynamic loop in order to cool the heat conductor fluid when this is desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: VALEO CLIMATISATION
    Inventors: Regine Haller, Loic Lepetit
  • Publication number: 20040104020
    Abstract: Heat exchanger with thermal inertia for a heat transfer fluid circuit, particularly of a motor vehicle The invention relates to a heat exchanger for a heat transfer fluid circuit comprising ducts for the circulation of the heat transfer fluid, which are inserted between an inlet and an outlet, and cavities which are designed to contain a heat storage fluid are situated adjacent to the cooling fluid circulation ducts and are also associated with heat-exchange surfaces able to be swept by a flow of air to be conditioned, so that the heat storage fluid is capable of exchanging heat with the air flow, if the circulation of the heat transfer fluid is stopped. Application in particular to the air-conditioning evaporators of motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Valeo Climatisation S.A
    Inventors: Regine Haller, Didier Loup, Loic Lepetit, Christian Petit