Vertical Partition Or Wall Mounting Feature Patents (Class 62/263)
  • Patent number: 11268710
    Abstract: A displacement ventilation system for a room includes a first duct located inside the room and extending between a floor and a ceiling of the room, an air inlet coupled with the first duct for drawing air into the system, and an elongated diffuser extending adjacent the floor for diffusing at least some of the outside air over the floor of the enclosed spaced. The system includes a return air duct extending adjacent the ceiling and being coupled with the first duct for removing return air from the room and advancing the return air toward the first duct, a heat exchanger for transferring thermal energy between the return air and the outside air, and a heat pump for changing a temperature level of the outside air or the return air passing through the heat pump. The system includes sensors located inside the room, and a controller for controlling operation of the system. The controller is in communication with the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: David J. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 11268707
    Abstract: An air conditioner indoor unit includes a housing. The housing includes a chassis and a face frame connected to the chassis. A lower portion of the face frame includes an opening. the indoor unit further includes an air passage member disposed at the chassis and exposed from the opening, and a lower panel including an air outlet communicating with the air passage member. A first side of the lower panel is rotatably connected to a first side edge of the opening or a first side of the air passage member, and a second side of the lower panel is detachably connected to a second side edge of the opening or a second side of the air passage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Qin
  • Patent number: 11262086
    Abstract: Disclosed are an indoor unit and an air conditioner having the indoor unit. The indoor unit has a housing having a chassis that can be mounted to a wall, and a front frame connected with the chassis, in which the front frame and the chassis can be joined to define a mounting cavity having a mounting mouth opened downwards, and a fan assembly positioned in the mounting cavity and exposed to an outside at the mounting mouth, in which the fan assembly can be removably connected with the front frame and the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhicai Cai, Kuifang Zou, Wenjun Luo
  • Patent number: 11226110
    Abstract: A dehumidifier includes a cabinet, a compressor, an evaporator, a condenser, and a fan. The cabinet is configured to be installed between studs in a wall. The evaporator is installed within the cabinet above the compressor. The condenser is installed within the cabinet above the evaporator. The fan is installed between the evaporator and a back surface of the cabinet. The fan is configured to generate the airflow that flows into the cabinet through the evaporator and out of the cabinet through condenser. The airflow flows through the evaporator and condenser in order to provide dehumidification to the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: THERMA-STOR LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. DeMonte, Steven S. Dingle, Richard G. Giallombardo, Joshua William Henry, Jared M. Stearns, Jerome Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 11137151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an embedded type air conditioner outdoor unit and an air conditioner. The embedded type air conditioner outdoor unit comprises: a housing comprising an air inlet and an air outlet which are provided on the same side surface of the housing; a heat exchanger provided within the housing, for heat exchange with air introduced by the air inlet; and a cross-flow fan provided within the housing, for flowing the air introduced by the air inlet through the heat exchanger. By applying the technical solution of the present application, the air introduced by the air inlet after heat exchange by the heat exchanger is expelled via an exhaust port by using the cross-flow fan, thereby improving the problem of much noise of the embedded type air conditioner outdoor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Kai Yu, Handong Xue, Caizhou Zeng
  • Patent number: 11073301
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a heat pump having a housing. The HVAC system also includes an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recover ventilator (HRV) integrated with the heat pump such that an access panel to the ERV or HRV faces outwardly from the housing of the heat pump, and such that the access panel is accessible at an outer boundary of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sandeep Singh, Sasa Misaljevic, Nivedita Nath, Deepak Shetty, Biplab Bardhan
  • Patent number: 11054151
    Abstract: An indoor unit (1000) for an air conditioner is provided. The indoor unit (1000) includes a housing (100) having an upper base plate (110) provided with an air inlet (101), a lower base plate (120) detachably mounted to the upper base plate (110) and provided with an air outlet, and a front cover (130) detachably mounted to the upper base plate (110); a heat exchanger (140) mounted to the upper base plate (110); and a fan (142) detachably mounted to the lower base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Bai, Dacheng Li, Xing Liu, Xinzhou Zhang, Jianjian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11007464
    Abstract: An air filtration device including a housing that includes an air intake and a blower motor mounted within the housing, wherein when the blower motor is in operation, the blower motor generates an air flow from the air intake through an air duct extending vertically from the housing. The air filtration device also includes an air outlet at a distal end of the air duct, wherein the air outlet comprises at least one aperture, wherein when the blower motor is in operation, the air outlet discharges the air flow in a horizontal plane over an occupied zone from a region of the air duct having a vertical height that is less than or equal to twelve inches, wherein the region of the air duct for the air outlet is disposed at least thirty-six inches above the air intake. The air filtration device also includes an air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GERMFREE LABORATORIES INC
    Inventor: Craig E. Landy
  • Patent number: 10895401
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a movement mechanism for a panel mechanism of a household appliance. wherein, the movement mechanism includes: a rotary disc (21), rotatably provided, a first support (22) is fixedly provided on the rotary disc (21), and a free end of the first support (22) having a first connection portion; and a second support (23), the second support (23) and the rotary disc (21) being hinged to a second connection portion, a first end of the second support (23) having a third connection portion, and the third connection portion being movable along a predetermined track when the rotary disc (21) rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Hai Luo, Zhi Meng, Yupeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10752423
    Abstract: A storage and shipping container system for a set of specific related components, such as multiple blood products, which conveys the components in pre-determined ratios, having a thermally-insulated main container with a plurality of internal chambers, and at least one attached auxiliary container which is thermally-insulated. Optionally, the system is provided with wheels and a collapsible handle for easy movement of one system, and configured for stacking of multiple similar systems for bulk transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Saravan Kumar Shanmugavelayudam, Shoaib Shaikh, Balaji Jayakumar, Arif Rahman, Tyler Rapp
  • Patent number: 10729265
    Abstract: A secure storage assembly apparatus for the delivery of fresh, perishable or environmentally sensitive goods and other goods to a customer's home or business premises while not at home or work and a method of installing same to a structure are disclosed in accordance with the present disclosure and figures herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy High, Joshua Bauman, Philip Ciszek
  • Patent number: 10677475
    Abstract: An air conditioner including a base panel having an air inlet and an inspection opening, an intake grille mounted on the base panel so as to correspond to the air inlet, and an inspection opening cover coupled to the base panel so as to cover the inspection opening, wherein the inspection opening cover includes a dismantling handle disposed between the base panel and the intake grille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changhoon Jeong, Yunho Kim
  • Patent number: 10473368
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a first portion for evaporating a working fluid at a first pressure, for compressing the evaporated working fluid to a second, higher pressure, and for liquefying the compressed working fluid within a liquefier, and a second portion for compressing liquid working fluid to a third pressure, which is higher than the second pressure, for evaporating the working fluid compressed to the third pressure, for relaxing the evaporated working fluid to a pressure, which is lower than the third pressure, so as to generate electrical current, and for liquefying relaxed evaporated working fluid within the liquefier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: EFFICIENT ENERGY GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Sedlak, Oliver Kniffler
  • Patent number: 10443864
    Abstract: An air conditioner according to the present disclosure includes a housing provided with an outer panel forming an appearance, and an opening formed in the outer panel; a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat with air introduced to the inside of the housing; a first discharge portion connected to the opening to discharge heat-exchanged air to the outside; a second discharge portion disposed in a lower side of the first discharge portion in the outer panel to discharge the heat-exchanged air; and a blowing fan disposed inside of the housing to move air, which is heat-exchanged by the heat exchanger, in a direction of the second discharge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Seob Yun, Sung Jae Kim, Chang Sik Lee, Jong Whal Kim, Ji Hong Kim, Jin Gyun Kim, Seung Won Oh, Sang Ki Yoon, Won Hee Lee, Jae Rim Jung, Seong Deok Cheon, Sung Hyun Chun, Jun Seok Kwon, Hyun Joo Jeon, Chang Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 10365007
    Abstract: A ceiling-embedded air conditioner includes: a box-shaped housing that is embedded in a ceiling of an air-conditioned room; a square decorative panel that is attached to a lower surface of the housing and covers the ceiling; main body outlets that are provided along respective four sides of a bottom surface of the housing and blow heat-exchanged air; outlets that are provided in the decorative panel in correspondence with the main body outlets; corner blowoff units that are provided in the decorative panel in correspondence with coupling portions for coupling the outlets; a blowoff path that is circumferentially provided in the decorative panel in correspondence with the outlets and the corner blowoff units; and wind direction plates that are rotatably provided along the respective sides of the decorative panel so as to cover or open the blowoff path and are longer than a long side of the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoto Fujita, Yuta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10344991
    Abstract: An air suction apparatus includes an air suction port that is variable in an air suction mode including at least one of a shape, a size, a direction, an effective opening area, a position, or an air flow volume of an air suction port and an air suction controller that controls, according to a change in a dust concentration distribution in a periphery of the air suction port, the air suction port to vary at least one of the shape, the size, the direction, the effective opening area, the position, or the air flow volume of the air suction port such that an air suction flow distribution is changed according to the variation of the air suction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Taoka, Hiroyuki Kayama, Ichiro Takei
  • Patent number: 10309683
    Abstract: An inside unit of an air conditioner that includes a cabinet that accommodates a fan and a heat exchanger, a front panel mounted on an open surface of the cabinet and forming an inlet port through which inside air is suctioned into a depressed inside area and a panel outlet port through which heat-exchanged air is discharged, a vane provided on the panel outlet port and controlling opening degree of the panel outlet port by the rotation, an air guide that extends along an outside end of the panel outlet port and is formed of a heat insulating material, a slide preventing protrusion that protrudes from the front panel in which the air guide is mounted, and a protrusion accommodating groove depressed in the bottom surface of the air guide corresponding to the slide preventing protrusion and the slide preventing protrusion is received in the protrusion accommodating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byeonggeol Choi, Youngjoong Kim, Joseph Park, Jongwook Park, Jungjig Lee
  • Patent number: 10041696
    Abstract: A ceiling-embedded air conditioner includes: a pipe draw portion that is provided at one corner portion of a casing main body to draw refrigerant pipes together with an electric wire; a pipe cover that fixes the peripheries of the refrigerant pipes and has a draw hole for the electric wire; a wire cover that is provided on the bottom surface of the casing main body and cover a wire guide groove for the electric wire; a cover plate that is included in the wire cover, covers the wire guide groove, and is screwed to a predetermined place on the casing main body side; and a hold plate that is included in the wire cover and is folded at a right angle from one end of the cover plate to engage with a pipe cover end portion of the pipe cover on the bottom surface side of the casing main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Taku Ogura
  • Patent number: 9949414
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooling system for two-dimensional array power converters. The cooling system includes: a plurality of power converters arranged in two-dimension; a compressor configured to generate compressed air; vortex tubes each installed in the respective power converters, the vortex tubes configured to generate low-temperature air based on compressed air from the compressor; valves installed between the compressor and the vortex tubes; temperature sensors each installed in the respective power converters to measure temperature inside the power converters; and a controller configured to determine whether to supply the low-temperature air into the power converters by using the vortex tubes, based on the temperature measured by the temperature sensors, and to control the valves depending on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong-Ryoul Ryoo
  • Patent number: 9528742
    Abstract: A refrigerating device has an evaporator, a fan, a fan housing for generating an air flow on the evaporator, and a bearing shell for retaining the fan housing on the evaporator in a vibration-decoupled manner. The fan housing has at least one first bearing pin and a second bearing pin. The bearing shell has at least one first receiving recess for receiving the first bearing pin in a pivotal manner and a second receiving recess for receiving the second bearing pin, and a pivotal locking element is provided for locking the second bearing pin in the second receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Koch, Michaela Malisi, Renate Pradel
  • Patent number: 9097446
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus for a vehicle, which includes an evaporator core and a heater core disposed on a ventilation channel overlapping each other, and thermoelectric device having a heat generating surface and a heat absorbing surface. A cooling line including a first cooling channel through which cooling water circulates around the heat absorbing surface and the evaporator core and a second cooling channel through which the cooling water circulates around the heat absorbing surface and an engine, and a heating line including a first heating channel through which the cooling water circulates around the heat generating surface and the heater core and a second heating channel through which the cooling water circulates around the engine and the heater core are also included. A controller controls concurrent circulation through the second cooling channel and the first heating channel or circulation through the second heating channel in a heating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kbautotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man Ju Oh, Jae Woong Kim, Jae Woo Park, Jae Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9091456
    Abstract: A casing (34) contains a rotating brush (151) for removing dust on an air filter (40), and a dust container (160) for containing the removed dust. A supply duct (71) through which air blowing from an indoor fan (39) enters the dust container (160), and a discharge duct (74) through which the dust contained in the dust container (160) is discharged out of the casing (34) together with the air are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Sakashita, Yoshiharu Michitsuji
  • Publication number: 20150059391
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mounting plate for an air conditioning unit. The mounting plate comprises a first side for attachment to a wall, a second side on which the air conditioning unit is mountable, and a housing on the first side that is positionable within a cavity in the wall, the housing being adapted to house piping for attachment to the air conditioning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Red Rock Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Montirosso
  • Patent number: 8919143
    Abstract: An air-cooling apparatus is provided which includes an air-cooling wall cooling airflow passing through an electronics rack(s) of a data center. The air-cooling wall is disposed separate from and in spaced relation to the air inlet or air outlet side(s) of the electronics rack(s), and includes a wall panel support structure disposed separate from the electronics rack(s), which supports one or more slidable wall panels. The slidable wall panel(s) includes an air-to-liquid heat exchanger slidably supported and disposed in spaced relation to the air outlet or air inlet side of the electronics rack(s). The heat exchanger extracts heat from air passing across the heat exchanger and is slidable within the support structure in a direction transverse to the direction of airflow through the rack(s). Slidable support of the heat exchanger by the support structure facilitates access to the air outlet or air inlet sides of the electronics rack(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, David P. Graybill, Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Howard V. Mahaney, Jr., Roger R. Schmidt, Kenneth R. Schneebeli
  • Patent number: 8910492
    Abstract: An upper suction port is formed in a main-body upper part of an air-conditioning apparatus main body, a suction opening part is formed in a front grill disposed on a main-body front face of the air-conditioning apparatus, a suction opening whose opening is directed upward is formed by consecutively providing an air guide wall inclined downward inside the main body on the upper edge of the suction opening, and the suction opening is located between a part, in the main-body height direction, lower than a straight line passing through a rotation center of an impeller and a closest contact point between the impeller and a front-face heat exchanger and a part, in the main-body height direction, higher than a straight line parallel with the straight line and passing through the impeller and a tongue part of a stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Tetsuo Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8903553
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a unitary room air conditioner and for reducing peak loads can comprise a communications transceiver coupled to a relay or switch. This relay or switch can control the flow of electricity to a compressor of the air conditioner. The communications transceiver can receive signals which may direct the communications transceiver to open or close the relay or switch. In this way, the compressor can be controlled independent of the air conditioner's control logic. In other words, the operation of the compressor can be controlled with signals which originate outside of the unitary air conditioner and independent of the air conditioner's own internal control logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Comverge, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell Miyaji, John Rossi
  • Patent number: 8756949
    Abstract: Cooling device with a cooling unit connected to a cooling means for providing cooled air to the surroundings and which is located over an area for arranging merchandise to be refrigerated. The device includes a frame structure to be suspended freely over a merchandising area, with the cooling unit being arranged in the frame structure together with the further parts of a refrigerating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Envent AS
    Inventors: Kurt Steinar Nyheim, Jan Ragnar Stokke
  • Patent number: 8701431
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. The air conditioner includes: an indoor device installed at indoor; an outdoor device connected to the indoor device using a refrigerant pipe; a ventilation unit for exchanging heat of outdoor air and indoor air while ventilating indoor air and outdoor air; and a guidance duct for communicating the ventilation unit and an air inhalation portion of the outdoor device in order to guide indoor air exhausted from the ventilation unit to an air inhalation portion faulted in the outdoor device. Therefore, the number of ventilation holes to form in an outer wall of a building can be minimized, a construction cost can be reduced, and performance of the air conditioner can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Hwan Jeung
  • Patent number: 8701430
    Abstract: A refrigeration unit body (31) is mounted to a trailer (20). The refrigeration unit body (31) includes a refrigerant circuit (40), an engine (50) and an electric generator (51). The refrigeration unit body (31) has a condensation side passage (70) formed from the front surface of the refrigeration unit body (31) to the top thereof. In the condensation side passage (70), a condenser (42) and an electrical component box (54) are disposed in series with condenser fans (44) for the condenser (42) and a radiator (55) in order from upstream to downstream of air flow. In addition, the refrigeration unit body (31) has an evaporation side passage (71) formed therein. The condenser fans (44) in the condensation side passage (70) and evaporation fans in the evaporation side passage are disposed alternately in the width direction of the refrigeration unit body (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeichi Kitano, Yukio Nishihama, Keisuke Kudou
  • Publication number: 20140020421
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit and method of mounting the same in a hole in a wall, particularly a hole housing a window. The unit includes a front section disposed inside the building on a first side of the hole; and a rear section disposed outside the building on a second side of the hole. A duct extends between the front and rear sections and is clampingly engaged between the sill and a bottom end of the window. The duct includes a first duct member which moves cooled air in a first direction towards the inside of the building; and a second duct member which moves return air in a second direction away from the inside of the building. The duct is changeable in length to alter the distance between the front and rear sections so as to accommodate the air conditioning unit's installation in windows in different thickness walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gallo
  • Patent number: 8627672
    Abstract: In a wall-hung air conditioner 1 provided with a vertical blade 85 for wind-direction change, a flap 60, and a fan guard 70 at an outlet 13 of a housing containing a heat exchanger 2 and a blower, the fan guard 70 is provided with a plurality of wires 71 extending in the longitudinal direction of the outlet 13 and a pair of supporting bodies 72 and 73 bundling the both ends of the wires 71, and the fan guard 70 is installed with the plurality of wires 71 extended into a space between the vertical blade 85 and the flap 60 and the pair of the supporting bodies 72 and 73 are fixed and mounted onto the outlet 13 through one-touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Moteki, Yasunori Ohama, Mayumi Saito, Tomohiro Tabata
  • Patent number: 8429922
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for improving the cooling of the attic of a building by increasing the air flow therethrough includes the use of an air diverter attached to an A/C condenser unit casing partially around the exhaust fan opening in the casing for directing air from the exhaust fan into an air stream through open space towards a building soffit. A separate air hood mounted to the building soffit captures the air stream and directs it through the soffit into the attic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmy L. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8408021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a picture frame type indoor unit of an air conditioner for mounting a photograph or a picture on a wall. The indoor unit of an air conditioner includes a cabinet (10), a picture frame panel (30) mounted in front of the cabinet (10), and a link mechanism (200) hinged both on the cabinet (10) and the picture frame panel (30), thereby permitting convenient working in inside inspection or repair of the indoor unit even if the picture frame panel (30) is not dismounted from the cabinet (10) completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Won Cha, Tae Jun Park
  • Publication number: 20130078902
    Abstract: A pendent lamp includes a support member mounted on a ceiling, a lighting unit mounted on the support member, an air conditioning unit mounted on the support member, a hood connected with the air conditioning unit, and at least one baffle mounted in the hood. Thus, the air conditioning unit supplies cold air or hot air to the house to decrease or increase the temperature in the house to provide a cooling or warming effect to the house so as to regulate the temperature of the house at the optimum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Chung, Sheng-Chi Chung
  • Patent number: 8356659
    Abstract: An air conditioner is disposed with a casing, a filter, an indoor heat exchanger, a blower, and a blowout passage. The casing includes a suction opening and a blowout opening. The filter is disposed downstream of the suction opening and transmits air. The indoor heat exchanger is disposed facing the filter downstream of the filter and performs heat exchange with air that passes through the indoor heat exchanger. The blower is disposed downstream of the indoor heat exchanger and generates a flow of air that is sucked in from the suction opening and is blown out from the blowout opening. The blowout passage includes an air introduction opening disposed facing and downstream of the indoor heat exchanger and guides air from the air introduction opening to the blowout opening. Additionally, the filter has an outer shape that is slanted with respect to the indoor heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiming Zheng, Hiroshi Ohmae, Toshihiro Kizawa
  • Patent number: 8266916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a cover for a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioning (PTAC) unit. Embodiments of the cover include a gasket on an interior portion of the cover sealing against a portion of the PTAC unit to prevent air recirculation. Other embodiments of the cover include a screen configured to capture large debris. Other embodiments of the cover include solid wood panels with stain and lacquer on both sides of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: John Dillon
  • Patent number: 8251784
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to ventilation systems and methods, and more particularly to selectively configurable climate control systems and methods for use in data centers and the like. A system includes a first structural element and a second structural element spaced apart from first structural element to define a space between the first and second structural elements. The system also includes a plurality of partitions moveable into the space between the first and second structural elements and a controller arranged to control movement of the plurality of partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Patent number: 8230693
    Abstract: In order to give a simple appearance design to an interior panel (10) for an air conditioner (1) of the type having a couple of juxtaposed air inlet (11) and air outlet (12) and to eliminate the need for a complicated mechanism or behavior for implementing the design, the interior panel (10) is provided with: an opening cover (15) covering the couple of air inlet (11) and air outlet (12) together; and an opening/closing mechanism for opening and closing the couple of air inlet (11) and air outlet (12) by changing the position of the opening cover (15) within a region including the couple of air inlet (11) and air outlet (12). The opening/closing mechanism is a mechanism for turning the opening cover (15) about a central axis (O) located between the couple of air inlet (11) and air outlet (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaichi Tsuji, Tomohiro Yabu, Tetsuya Morizane
  • Patent number: 8171748
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an indoor unit of an air conditioner including a front opening and closing panel with a structure wherein a sink is difficult to occur in a design surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ooishi, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20120073322
    Abstract: The distribution of condition air into the cargo space of a temperature controlled container is improved. Conditioned air may be selectively distributed into the cargo space from a plenum beneath the cargo support floor through a plurality of longitudinally and laterally spaced apart openings through the cargo support floor. Side air ducts may be provided extending rearwardly along the side walls of the container for distributing conditioned air received from a pair of side air outlets in a refrigerant unit associated with the container. The side air ducts may have a plurality of air discharge openings and may discharge conditioned air into vertically extending recesses in the side walls. The side air outlets have a selectively variable flow area. The number, location and size of the openings through the cargo support floor, as well as the air discharge openings in the side air ducts, may be selectively varied so as to selectively distribute the conditioned air flow throughout the cargo space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Bushnell, Yu H. Chen, Mehmet N. Sarimurat
  • Patent number: 8117860
    Abstract: A refrigeration unit for a shipping container exposed to end loads and rack loads. The refrigeration unit has a frame, a back panel, a plurality of structural support brackets secured to the back panel, a condenser cover secured to the plurality of structural support brackets so that the condenser cover, the plurality of structural support brackets, the frame, and the back panel form a structural member sufficient to support end loads and rack loads. The refrigeration unit also has a condenser coil having a first end and a second end, a first coil support member secured to one of the structural support brackets and secured around the first end, and a second coil support member secured to one of the structural support brackets and secured around the second end. The first and second coil support members maintain the condenser coil unstressed from the end loads and rack loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis M. Stone, Thomas A. Anderson, Jason Scarcella
  • Patent number: 8087878
    Abstract: A powerless diversion plate of a ceiling air-conditioning circulation machine includes a bearing block and a bearing within a circular inflow/outflow hole for installing a diversion disc having a plurality of radial separation pieces. A plurality of conic and ring-shaped diversion pieces are positioned around the connection shaft. The diversion disc is separated by the ring-shaped diversion pieces and the radial separation pieces to create air inflow/outflow zones. The diversion disc has a downward protruding middle part and a staged structure at the rim thereof to form a predetermined shape. This obviates a powered motor, as the radial separation pieces of the diversion disc serve as a working surface, and respond to forced air for causing the diversion disc to be driven in 360° rotation to diffuse air downward or suck air upward in a flowing way, thereby enhancing air-outflowing and convection efficiency and reducing energy consumption and carbon release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Yung-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8074462
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air conditioner includes an indoor unit casing, a front panel, and a moving mechanism. A first suction port is provided at a front surface of the indoor unit casing. The front panel is provided at the front surface of the indoor unit casing, and opens and closes the first suction port. The moving mechanism moves the front panel to: a closed state, in which the front panel closes the first suction port; a first open state, in which the front panel moves frontward from the closed state and opens the first suction port; and a second open state, in which the front panel moves further frontward from the first state and more widely opens the first suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanao Yasutomi, Tatsuhiko Akai
  • Patent number: 8070420
    Abstract: An airflow-cooling apparatus of a ceiling air-conditioning circulation machine, and more particularly a structure permitting a smooth flow of the indoor air, wherein the drawn current of air passes through a cooling apparatus and then is guided indoors for reducing the temperature. A base frame includes a base frame having a rectangular positioning frame of the rim thereof. A plurality of radial supports are extended from the periphery of the positioning frame inwards. A circular frame is positioned at the center of the base frame. The rim of the circular frame is attached to the radial supports. A fan base is positioned within the circular hole of the circular frame and supported by a plurality of ribs. A plurality of conic and ring-shaped air outflow/inflow channels are concentrically and outwardly interposed between the circular frame and the positioning frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Yung-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8047448
    Abstract: The invention is a modular heating, cooling and humidifying unit designed to fit within, or be interposed between segments of existing air ducting systems. The invention includes a plenum through which air is received from a central system within a structure, and which discharges heated, cooled and/or humidified air to a particular compartment within the structure, such as a room. The invention includes within the plenum a heating coil, a cooling coil and a humidifier, one or more dampeners and one or more air filters. Each of these elements is provided with controls which may be both manually and automatically operated to regulate the temperature and humidity of air being discharged into the desired room or compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Miller, Zeke Carlyon
  • Publication number: 20110247352
    Abstract: A wall-hanging dehumidifier includes a shell in the form of a cabinet, air inlets (1) and air outlets (8) on the shell, and a fan system and a refrigeration system in the shell. The shell comprises a front panel and a rear panel (2). The dehumidifier comprises a wall-hanging assembly. The wall-hanging assembly comprises a hanging board (3) which is fixed on the rear panel (2), and a mounting board (10) which is fixed on the wall (200). The hanging board (3) has hanging holes (31) and the mounting board (10) has hooks (102). The dehumidifier can be mounted on the wall (200) by locking the hooks (102) on the mounting board (10) into the hanging holes (31) on the hanging board (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Sergio Zanolin, Gianluca Zorzi
  • Patent number: 8033521
    Abstract: Provision is made for a single person to easily install a bottom panel for the cover of a transport refrigeration unit. A plurality of forwardly extending tabs are spaced on a rear frame member and corresponding pockets with horizontal slots are similarly spaced near the rear edge of the bottom panel. The bottom panel is then advanced such that the tabs fit into the slots, and then the front portion of the bottom panel is attached to the framework by a plurality of fasteners passing through front pockets of the bottom cover and into L-shaped brackets mounted on a front portion of the frame. The bottom panel is preferably formed of a thermoplastic olefin material that provides flexibility for ease of assembly but is sufficiently rigid and strong and exhibits good sound absorbing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Shafi N. Khan, Franklin A. Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7918101
    Abstract: A front panel constituted by a synthetic resin molded product is used with respect to a base panel, side panels, and a top panel which are formed of a metal, first retaining means for the side panels and second retaining means for the top panel are provided on the front panel to effect fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventors: Shinji Sugiyama, Akihiko Nojima, Ryohei Kondo, Makoto Kamata, Ritsushi Taira
  • Publication number: 20110048050
    Abstract: In a wall-hung air conditioner 1 provided with a vertical blade 85 for wind-direction change, a flap 60, and a fan guard 70 at an outlet 13 of a housing containing a heat exchanger 2 and a blower, the fan guard 70 is provided with a plurality of wires 71 extending in the longitudinal direction of the outlet 13 and a pair of supporting bodies 72 and 73 bundling the both ends of the wires 71, and the fan guard 70 is installed with the plurality of wires 71 extended into a space between the vertical blade 85 and the flap 60 and the pair of the supporting bodies 72 and 73 are fixed and mounted onto the outlet 13 through one-touch operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Moteki, Yasunori Ohama, Mayumi Saito, Tomohiro Tabata
  • Patent number: 7895857
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air conditioner wherein a pipe retaining member retaining auxiliary piping connected to a heat exchanger is disposed near both a lateral side and an underside of a mounting frame. The pipe retaining member is bent in an L-shape, and its short plate is exposed on the underside of the mounting frame. The pipe retaining member can be removed only by slightly separating a lower part of the mounting frame from a wall in the fixed state of the indoor unit to the wall. Since the heat exchanger can be separated from the mounting frame without disconnecting the auxiliary piping from communication piping, maintenance work such as washing of the heat exchanger is efficiently performed without requiring much time and effort for separating the auxiliary piping from the communication piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Inoue, Katsuhiro Wakihara, Toshiaki Yamada, Ikuhiro Yamada, Shiro Kashiwa