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Date/App# patent app List of recent Air Conditioning-related patents
08/18/16
20160241092 
 Permanent magnet embedded electric motor, compressor, and a refrigerating and air conditioning device patent thumbnailPermanent magnet embedded electric motor, compressor, and a refrigerating and air conditioning device
A permanent magnet embedded electric motor includes a stator core disposed inside the frame and having a back yoke and a plurality of magnetic pole teeth; a rotor disposed on an inner diameter side of the plurality of magnetic pole teeth; and compression sections in which compression stress higher than compression stress occurring in the back yoke due to pressing force generated between the frame and the back yoke occurs. A compression section group having a set of two or more compression sections and of the plurality of compression sections is disposed on an outer circumferential section of the stator core.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/18/16
20160238322 
 Heat exchanger and air conditioning device patent thumbnailHeat exchanger and air conditioning device
A heat exchanger for an air conditioning device includes flat tubes, a vertically extending header collecting tube connected to the flat tubes, and fins joined to the flat tubes. The header collection tube has a loop structure including partition members, inflow ports, and upper and lower communicating passages.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238301 
 Defrost learning algorithm based on time of defrost state operation patent thumbnailDefrost learning algorithm based on time of defrost state operation
Systems and methods are disclosed that include providing a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (hvac) system with a controller that may adjust the defrost procedure algorithm by monitor the refrigeration coil temperature sensor and the ambient outdoor temperature sensor, calculate an actual coil delta temperature (acdt); compare the calculated acdt to an initiate delta temperature (dtinit) associated with the measured ambient outdoor temperature; initiate a defrost procedure in response to the calculated acdt being greater than or equal to the dtinit; determine if the duration of the defrost procedure is within a predetermined time threshold; and adjust the duration of a next defrost procedure in response to determining that a predetermined number of consecutive defrost procedures have occurred outside of the predetermined time threshold.. .
Trane International Inc.


08/18/16
20160238298 
 Hvac systems and methods with improved stabilization patent thumbnailHvac systems and methods with improved stabilization
Systems and methods are presented for improving stabilization of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (hvac) system. More specifically, the systems and methods include a heat-flow modulator for regulating an exchange of thermal energy between a flow of refrigerant and a sensory bulb.
Lennox Industries Inc.


08/18/16
20160238297 
 Air coditioning device patent thumbnailAir coditioning device
An air conditioning device includes a main refrigerant circuit and a discharge-intake bypass circuit. The refrigerant circuit is operable in a heating mode and a positive cycle defrosting mode.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238295 
 Low gwp heat transfer compositions patent thumbnailLow gwp heat transfer compositions
Heat transfer compositions, methods, and systems including (a) hfc-32; (b) hfo-1234ze; and (c) either hfc-152a. In certain aspects, such compositions include (a) from about 33% to about 70% by weight of hfc-32; (b) from about 20% to about 66% by weight of hfo-1234ze; and (c) from greater than about 0% to about 30% by weight of hfc-152a.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/18/16
20160238273 
 Air conditioning apparatus with primary and secondary heat exchange cycles patent thumbnailAir conditioning apparatus with primary and secondary heat exchange cycles
An air-conditioning apparatus has a controller that sets the target value of a difference between the temperatures of a secondary-side heat transfer medium at positions before and after a plurality of use side heat exchangers during a rated operation in a heating operation so as to have a larger magnitude than a target value of the difference between the temperatures of the secondary-side heat transfer medium at positions before and after the plurality of use side heat exchangers during a rated operation in the cooling operation.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/18/16
20160238268 
 Air conditioning  controlling same patent thumbnailAir conditioning controlling same
An air conditioning system includes a plurality of indoor units installed in the same indoor space, an outdoor unit and a control device. The indoor units include respective usage-side heat exchangers capable of setting set temperatures individually.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237902 
 Gas turbine inlet air conditioning coil system patent thumbnailGas turbine inlet air conditioning coil system
A system includes a gas turbine system, including an air intake system that includes a housing, a first plurality of air conditioning coils, a second plurality of air conditioning coils that is downstream relative to the first plurality, and a baffle extending between each of the first and second pluralities of air conditioning coils, wherein the baffle is configured to direct an air flow through the first or second pluralities of air conditioning coils in a closed position, and the baffle is configured to enable air flow to bypass the first and second pluralities of coils in an opened position.. .
General Electric Company


08/18/16
20160236598 
 Vehicle seat patent thumbnailVehicle seat
A vehicle seat capable of efficiently utilizing air delivered from an air conditioning device and thereby adjusting the temperature of heat generated by a seat heater is described. A vehicle seat comprises a seat heater between a cushion pad and a surface skin.
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160236535 

Air conditioning unit for vehicle


An air conditioning unit for a vehicle has a casing, a heating heat exchanger, a first partition plate, a first opening, a second partition plate, a second opening, and a switching door. The casing has a face opening and a foot opening.
Denso Corporation


08/18/16
20160235018 

Air conditioning apparatus in plant cultivation


In an air conditioning apparatus, mixed ambient gas obtained by mixing carbon dioxide with ambient gas in a mixing unit communicating with outlets and, moreover, adjusting temperature and humidity of the mixed ambient gas is supplied to a plant substantially uniformly through the outlets installed in the vicinity of the plant, which makes transpiration of leaves of the plant uniform, and further allows air conditioning control to be performed only over the vicinity of the plant and carbon gas concentration to be managed on the same.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231023 

Method of and system for flame sensing and diagnostic


A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (g) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (g) is active, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of a flame-test input control signal, an output state of a first comparator, responsive to a determination that the output state of the first comparator is high, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of the flame-test input control signal, an output state of a second comparator, and responsive to a determination that the output state of the second comparator is low, transmitting, using the controller, a notification that a flame is present..
Lennox Industries Inc.


08/11/16
20160231015 

Air conditioning apparatus with control device for varying the angle of air conditioning discharge flaps


An air conditioning apparatus includes a control device that controls a swing action of flaps of an air conditioning apparatus. The flaps are swung up and down.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/11/16
20160231010 

Photovoltaic air conditioning system


The disclosure discloses a photovoltaic air conditioning system, which includes a photovoltaic cell array (10), an air conditioning unit (30), a current conversion unit (20) and direct current bus-bars (40 and 50). The air conditioning unit (30) includes a first inverter module (31), the current conversion unit (20) is connected between a public grid (60) and the first inverter module (31), and capacity of the current conversion unit (20) is configured according to a requirement of the photovoltaic cell array (10) or the public grid (60).
Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. Of Zhuhai


08/11/16
20160231009 

Air conditioner


An air conditioner is disclosed. The air conditioner includes a case having a first and a second indoor suction port and a first and a second indoor discharge port, an air conditioning unit having a first and a second heat exchanger, a first indoor flow channel connected between the first indoor suction port and the first indoor discharge port, a second indoor flow channel connected between the second indoor suction port and the second indoor discharge port, and a condensing unit to receive regenerated air, heat-exchanged with the condenser, from one of the first indoor flow channel and the second indoor flow channel, and perform a heat exchange between the regenerated air and a cooling fluid having a lower temperature than the regenerated air..
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/11/16
20160231005 

Control housing for a heating or ventilation or air-conditioning control system, and system equipped with said housing


Control housing (1) for a heating or ventilation or air conditioning system, consisting in a housing body (2) closed by a lid assembly and being characterized by the fact that the housing body (2) includes at least one hydraulic control compartment (4) in which a hydraulic equipment-receiving space is formed, the hydraulic control compartment (4) including at least one opening (16, 17) for piping element(s) to pass through, the receiving space further including a unit (27, 28, 36) for maintaining in position at least one piping element. The maintaining unit may include a device (27, 28) for supporting piping element(s) which are formed by at least one pair of bearing surfaces (29) and a unit for locking in position at least one piping element against at least one bearing surface (29)..
Fracotech


08/11/16
20160230389 

A multi-purpose channel for roof, facade panels


A multi-purpose channels which are placed inside a roof panel and a facade panel, which are used as roof, facade coating material or dividing wall, during production step. By means of this channel or channels, the carrying capacity of both roof panel and facade panel will be affected positively, and the roof panel and the facade panel can be used as a part of the systems for fire extinguishing, providing resistance against fire, heating, cooling, air conditioning, acoustic and decorative, cabling which provides audio, light, visual, information and electrical conduction..

08/04/16
20160223239 

Indoor liquid/suction heat exchanger


Systems and methods are disclosed that include providing an air conditioning (a/c) system having an indoor unit with a liquid/suction heat exchanger (lshx) coupled between an outdoor heat exchanger of an outdoor unit and an indoor metering device on a so-called “liquid” line and coupled between an indoor heat exchanger and a compressor of the outdoor unit on a so-called “vapor” line. The lshx is configured to increase the efficiency of the a/c system by increasing the amount of subcooling in the refrigerant on the liquid line of the lshx and increasing the amount of superheat in the refrigerant on the vapor line of the lshx..
Trane International Inc.


08/04/16
20160223211 

Air conditioning unit


The present invention provides an air conditioning unit having an indoor unit, the indoor unit including: a casing; a centrifugal fan having a hub, a shroud, and blades disposed therebetween; and an indoor heat exchanger which surrounds the centrifugal fan, the casing containing the centrifugal fan and the indoor heat exchanger. In the indoor unit, the indoor heat exchanger has a planar air inflow surface allowing an inflow of air discharged from an air outlet of the centrifugal fan, the air inflow surface is provided with a rectifying member, the rectifying member includes a support having an insertion portion fixed between fins on the air inflow surface, and a vane having a shape extending from the support toward a direction opposite a rotating direction of the centrifugal fan, the rectifying member configured to block some of the air flowing between the centrifugal fan and the air inflow surface, and an angle formed by the insertion portion and the vane in the plane orthogonal to a rotation axis of the centrifugal fan is set to become parallel to the air inflow from the air outlet to the air inflow surface at least at the hub side to increase a static pressure of the air at upstream and downstream sides of the vane..
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.


08/04/16
20160223101 

Air conditioning flashing hood


An air conditioning flashing hood adapted to be connected to the wall structure and extend through the exterior wall of the structure to provide a passage through which a refrigerant line and an electrical control line may extend to communicate with an external compressor. The air conditioning flashing hood includes an internal sealing element which compresses against the outer surface of the refrigerant line and the electrical control line to form a substantially weather-tight seal therebetween to mitigate fluid migration along the lines into the structure, as well as to provide a barrier for any bugs, debris or animals to keep such undesirable objects from entering the structure..

08/04/16
20160221745 

Hair conditioning sunscreen device


A hair conditioning sunscreen device for applying sunscreen and hair conditioner to a scalp covered by fine hair to provide protection to the scalp and inhibit damage to the hair includes a mixture of a sunscreen and a hair conditioner wherein the mixture is applicable to skin covered by fine hair such that the skin is protected from ultraviolet light and the hair is conditioned by the hair conditioner.. .

08/04/16
20160221431 

Drive train of a hybrid motor vehicle


A drive train of a hybrid motor vehicle has an internal combustion engine (4), at least one first electric motor (16), at least a first clutch arrangement (6), at least one gear assembly (8), a storage arrangement and at least one auxiliary unit, such as an air conditioning compressor. The internal combustion engine (4) is connected drivingly to a first drive axle (14) via the clutch arrangement (6) and the gear assembly (8), and the first electric motor (16) is connected drivingly to a second drive axle (22) and to the storage arrangement and/or the auxiliary unit.
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porscheaktiengesellschaft


08/04/16
20160221414 

Air conditioning unit


An air conditioning unit has an air conditioning case, a blower, and a heat exchanger. The air conditioning case is arranged in a vehicle compartment on a rear side with respect to an instrument panel in a traveling direction of a vehicle and forms an air passage delivering air toward a specified area of the vehicle compartment.
Denso Corporation


08/04/16
20160221412 

Air conditioning device for a motor vehicle with dual stream incorporating a heat distributor


The invention relates to a device (1) with a dual air conditioning stream for a motor vehicle, comprising a chamber (2) containing an evaporator (3) and a radiator (4). A lower air stream admitted via a lower inlet (6) passes in succession through a lower portion of the evaporator (3) and of the radiator (4) before being discharged via a lower outlet (7).
Valeo Systemes Thermiques


07/28/16
20160219759 

Power electronic device cooling system and distributed power generation system


The invention discloses a power electronic device cooling system, which includes an air conditioning unit, a coolant pump (31), a bypass throttling element (32) and a cooler. The coolant pump (31) takes liquid from a first condenser (13) of the air conditioning unit, a liquid coolant enters the cooler after being throttled by the bypass throttling element (32), the low-temperature coolant cools a power electronic device at the cooler, and the coolant enters an evaporator (11) of the air conditioning unit to finish a cooling cycle after flowing out of the cooler.
Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. Of Zhuhai


07/28/16
20160217674 

Remote monitoring of an hvac system for fault detection and diagnostics


A method and system for detecting and diagnosing faults in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system includes a remote server receiving data from sensors associated with the hvac system. The data received includes measured sensor data, from both hvac equipment and co-located sensors, and identifying criteria for identifying the piece of equipment associated with the sensor and/or identifying a location of the sensor, which may or may not be on or in the hvac equipment.
Trane International Inc.


07/28/16
20160216026 

Temperature sensor validation


Systems and methods are disclosed that include providing a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (hvac) system with a temperature sensor validation system that measures the ambient outdoor temperature using a first temperature sensor and the refrigeration coil temperature using a second temperature sensor at a plurality of time intervals following a refrigeration coil defrost procedure. A system controller may implement an algorithm to determine if the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor are reliable by comparing the temperature readings from the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor taken at the plurality of time intervals following the defrost procedure.
Trane International Inc.


07/28/16
20160215993 

Air conditioner system with air treatment integration


An air conditioning system which includes a controller having processing circuitry connected to a database and a dispenser is disclosed. The controller includes at least one memory, at least one processor, and at least one timer.

07/28/16
20160214461 

Air conditioning device for vehicle


An air conditioning device for a vehicle includes a first water-refrigerant heat exchanger, a second water-refrigerant heat exchanger, and a first flow rate adjusting unit. The first water-refrigerant heat exchanger exchanges heat between a refrigerant of low-temperature and low-pressure in a heat pump and an engine coolant flowing in an engine coolant path to vaporize the refrigerant.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160214456 

Adaptive vehicle climate control system and method


Vehicle climate control systems include heating, ventilating and air conditioning (hvac) systems for adjusting the vehicle cabin temperature. The hvac system can deliver heated or cooled air to the vehicle interior to achieve a desired temperature inside the vehicle cabin.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/28/16
20160214216 

Method of manufacturing air conditioning condenser


A method of manufacturing an air conditioning condenser including tubes, fin members and headers includes supplying a number of tubes corresponding to the total length of n condensers that are intended to be fabricated at one time, respectively disposing the fin members, which have been subjected to cladding treatment, between the tubes, respectively disposing pressing force retainers, which have not been subjected to cladding treatment, between unit tubes each including a predetermined number of tubes, temporarily coupling the headers to both ends of the tubes, brazing all of the components, removing the pressing force retainers from the unit tubes, and cutting the headers to a length corresponding to the length of each of the unit tubes.. .
Samwon Industrial Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211985 

Device for operating a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In one embodiment a control unit for managing an hvac system includes an rs-bus interface that may communicate with one or more hvac units. A plurality of universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (uart) ports, wherein at least one of the uart ports may communicate with an interactive display using an rs-485 communication protocol, a secure digital input output (sdio) port configured to interface with a wi-fi module, wherein the wi-fi module is operable to communicate with a plurality of hvac sensors, wherein the plurality of hvac sensors operable to measure temperature.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160210842 

Hvac system and an hvac controller configured to generate master service alarms


A method of generating an alarm based on temperature conditions within an enclosed space. The method includes receiving, by a processor of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system, operating-condition information of the hvac system, determining, by the processor from the received operating-condition information, whether temperature within the enclosed space is approaching a setpoint temperature.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209085 

Air conditioning system


An air conditioning system that includes at least one indoor unit that uses water as a working fluid, an outdoor unit that uses a refrigerant as a working fluid, the outdoor unit including a compressor compressing the refrigerant and an outdoor heat exchanger for heat-exchange with the refrigerant, and a heat collection unit connecting the at least one indoor unit to the outdoor unit, the heat collection unit including at least one heat exchange part for heat-exchanging water supplied from the at least one indoor unit with the refrigerant supplied from the outdoor unit.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209070 

Hvac system and an hvac controller configured to operate the hvac system based on air pollutant data and user comfort


According to some embodiments, a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (hvac) system comprises a circulation fan, one or more humidity sensors operable to sense humidity data associated with an enclosed space, and a controller. In operation, the controller receives the humidity data from the one or more humidity sensors and receives air quality data associated with at least one air pollutant.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209068 

Distributed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, an hvac system includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. A second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209067 

Creation and configuration of a distributed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In some embodiments, a system for operating an hvac control network includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display, the first control unit further comprising a software access point (softap). A second control unit, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209066 

Operational control of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In one embodiment, a system for managing control units in hvac network includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display, and the first control unit controls hvac services for a first zone. A second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display, and the second control unit controls hvac services for a second zone.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209064 

Hvac system, a operating the hvac system and a hvac controller configured for the same


In some embodiments, a controller for a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (hvac) system comprises an interface and a processor. The interface receives a comfort temperature set point and a sensed temperature for the enclosed space.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209062 

Server integration with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, a server for operating an hvac network includes an interface operable to receive a registration request from a control unit, wherein the registration request includes an installation report comprising a serial number for an hvac unit communicatively coupled to the control unit, a serial number for an interactive display communicatively coupled to the hvac unit, a plurality of operating parameters for the hvac unit, a geographic address of a location of the control unit, and a user name and login password for accessing the control unit. The server may also include a processor communicatively coupled to the interface and operable to authenticate the control unit based on the registration request, register a primary user device associated with the control unit, register a secondary user device associated with the control unit, establish a control link between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices, wherein the control link facilitates control commands between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices, and store the installation report in a server database..
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209061 

Efficient distribution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning functionality


In one embodiment, a system for replicating settings in an hvac network includes a first control unit including a first internal clock, the first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. The system may also include a second control unit comprising a second internal clock, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209060 

Diagnosing and troubleshooting a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In some embodiments a system for troubleshooting an hvac system includes, a control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. The control unit may connect to a wi-fi network and the wi-fi network may be generated by a wireless access point connected to the internet.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209059 

Resilient operation of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, an hvac system includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units. The first control unit may connect to the second control unit using a wi-fi direct protocol to create an hvac control network.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209056 

Charge management for air conditioning


In various implementations, an air conditioning system may automatically adjust an amount of refrigerant using an accumulator. The air conditioning system may operate in at least two operation modes including a cooling operation and a reheat operation.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160207606 

Aircraft and fuselage cooling structure


Under constraints on the space and the weight of an aircraft, the present invention aims to protect structural members from a heat generation part. An aircraft includes: a fuselage; an air conditioning pack installed on the outside of a lower part of the fuselage; a fairing covering the air conditioning pack; an outer heat insulation material disposed in a region of the fuselage, which corresponds to the air conditioning pack, from the outside of the fuselage; and an inner heat insulation material disposed around the region on the inside of the fuselage..
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation


07/21/16
20160207371 

Air-conditioning system for a motor vehicle


An air conditioning system for conditioning the air of a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle comprises a housing with a first and a second flow conduit for conducting air and a coolant circuit with at least two heat exchangers, wherein a first heat exchanger is arranged in the first flow conduit and a second heat exchanger is arranged in the second flow conduit. The first heat exchanger can be operated independently of the operating mode as an evaporator and the second heat exchanger can be operated independently of the operating mode as a condenser.
Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.


07/21/16
20160206533 

Translucent hair conditioning composition


Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant; a high melting point fatty compound having a melting point of 25° c. Or higher; a material having a refractive index of from about 1.30 to about 1.70; and an aqueous carrier, wherein a composition has a transmittance of at least about 0.5%.
The Procter & Gamble Company


07/21/16
20160206532 

Translucent hair conditioning composition


Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant; a high melting point fatty compound having a melting point of 25° c. Or higher; a material having a refractive index of from about 1.30 to about 1.70; and an aqueous carrier, wherein a composition has a transmittance of at least about 0.5%.
The Procter & Gamble Company


07/14/16
20160205558 

Integrated infrastructure


A single infrastructure arrangement resulting from merging two or more sets of infrastructure. For example, an arrangement may incorporate an infrastructure or a set of infrastructure incorporating components with wireless access points and one or more sets of infrastructure with components having functional purposes, for example, such as those of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, smoke detection, security, and so on.
Honeywell International Inc.


07/14/16
20160202711 

Two conductor wireline guided control and an hvac system employing the same


A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system includes a control unit, a central controller coupled to the control unit via a first two-conductor wireline structure, and a plurality of hvac system components coupled to the central controller via a second two-conductor wireline structure. The central controller is configured to receive, via the first two-conductor wireline structure, control information corresponding to an enclosed space, generate control data, and transmit, via the first two-conductor wireline structure, the control data to at least one of the plurality of hvac system components to regulate operations thereof..
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/14/16
20160201961 

Air conditioning device for vehicle


There is disclosed an air conditioning device for vehicle in which in a defrosting mode to defrost an outdoor heat exchanger, the defrosting of the outdoor heat exchanger can be achieved without hindrance while maintaining heating of a vehicle interior. A refrigerant discharged from a compressor 2 radiates heat in a radiator 4 and the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated is decompressed and then absorbs heat in an outdoor heat exchanger 7 to heat the vehicle interior.
Sanden Holdings Corporation


07/14/16
20160201941 

Water-evacuator for air conditioner


A method for retrofitting an aircraft air conditioning unit drainage system comprises the step of removing drain pipe from the unit housing. A hole from which the drain pipe extends is plugged.
Cessna Aircraft Company


07/14/16
20160201936 

Air conditioning system


False determination in the presence or absence of a person in a in a room is limited. An air conditioner suspends an air conditioning operation if a room is vacant.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160200267 

Hvac condenser condensate deflector that deflects and channels the hvac condensate


An acoustic barrier panel for reducing transmission of sound between a motor vehicle engine compartment and a motor vehicle passenger compartment includes an integral motor vehicle heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (hvac) unit condensate deflector. The hvac unit condensate deflector may be defined in a material of the acoustic barrier panel.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/14/16
20160198730 

Produce ripening chamber


A produce ripening chamber is described which comprises an air conditioning system for circulating air through the chamber and regulating the air temperature and a doping system for regulating the concentration of a ripening agent in the recirculated air. The chamber 10 has a floor 12, a ceiling 14 and side walls 16 extending between the floor 12 and the ceiling 14.

07/07/16
20160197526 

Permanent magnet motor, refrigeration compressor and air conditioning unit


A stator and a rotor are mounted inside a case of the permanent magnet motor, and separate the inner cavity of the case into a first inner cavity and a second inner cavity. Axial ventilation holes in communication with the first inner cavity and with the second inner cavity, are disposed in teeth of a stator core of the stator, and each axial ventilation hole is a taper hole extending in a height direction of each tooth.
Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. Of Zhuhai


07/07/16
20160195886 

Estimated consumption quantity calculation system, server, estimated consumption quantity calculation method, and computer-readable recording medium whereupon program is recorded


To calculate the estimated consumption quantity of each user in shared spaces each being usable at a time by multiple users so as to satisfy each user who has performed energy-saving behavior. A room with mild air conditioning and a room with strong air conditioning include respective air conditioners and respective sensors each of which senses a user entering and exiting the corresponding one of the rooms.
Nec Corporation


07/07/16
20160195312 

Air conditioning and water-harvesting


A system that provides both air conditioning and atmospheric water-harvesting has a refrigerant compressor and a refrigerant condenser that serve separate evaporators for the air conditioning subsystem and the atmospheric water-harvesting subsystem. The system can be controlled to operate in one mode that maximizes water production output or another mode that maximizes efficiency in terms of water output per unit of electricity consumed.
Water Generating Systems I, Llc


07/07/16
20160195311 

Heat pump system, heat pump unit using the same, and controlling multiple functional modes thereof


The present invention discloses a heat pump system, a controlling method thereof, and a heat pump unit using the heat pump system. The heat pump system includes a compressor, a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, a heat-recovery-type heat exchanger, a multi-way valve, throttling elements, and a mode-switching flow path, which has both air conditioning and water heating functions.
Carrier Corporation


07/07/16
20160194086 

Air diffuser systems, methods, and apparatuses


Aircraft, air conditioning systems, and air diffusers that may be used to create a quiet, comfortable environment within an aircraft cabin are disclosed. For example, an aircraft cabin air diffuser, which may be used in an air conditioning system and/or an aircraft, may include an inlet section, a neck section downstream of the inlet section, an outlet section downstream of the neck section, and a flow controller within the neck section.
The Boeing Company


07/07/16
20160193991 

Motor vehicle having an air conditioner compressor as a starter of the internal combustion engine


A motor vehicle includes a hybrid drive having an internal combustion engine and an electric drive motor, and an air conditioning system having a compressor configured to compress a refrigerant, and an electric motor configured to operate the compressor and to start the internal combustion engine as electric starter when being coupled with the internal combustion engine. The electric motor has an inverter to operate the electric motor directly with high voltage of a high-voltage onboard electrical system of the motor vehicle so as to enable the electric motor to apply a mechanical torque for re-staring the internal combustion engine in case of need in the absence of any assistance from the electric drive motor.
Audi Ag


06/30/16
20160187042 

System and recovering refrigerant


An air conditioning service system includes a plurality of conduits and voids defining a total refrigerant receiving volume of the air conditioning service system, a pressure transducer configured to sense a pressure at a first location in the plurality of conduits and voids, a compressor operably connected to the plurality of conduits and voids, and a controller. The controller determines a quantity of refrigerant recovered from a refrigeration system by obtaining a first pressure signal from the pressure transducer corresponding to a first pressure at the first location, operating the compressor to recover the refrigerant from the refrigeration system after the first pressure is sensed, obtaining a second pressure signal from the pressure transducer corresponding to a second pressure at the first location after operating the compressor, and determining an amount of refrigerant recovered from the refrigeration system based on the first pressure signal an the second pressure signal..

06/30/16
20160187021 

Monitoring apparatus and monitoring method


A monitoring apparatus includes an information obtaining unit that obtains, from a target vav air conditioning system to be monitored, a room temperature and a variable air volume; a room temperature display processing unit that displays, in a form of a graph, the room temperature obtained from the target vav air conditioning system to be monitored; a controllable range calculating unit that calculates a length of a bar of a bar graph indicating a controllable range on the basis of the variable air volume; and a controllable range display processing unit that displays the bar graph including the bar having the length calculated by the controllable range calculating unit such that the bar graph is overlapped with the room temperature.. .

06/30/16
20160187014 

Air conditioning with auxiliary thermal storage


A method of cooling includes cooling and compressing a refrigerant into a liquid state using a compressor and outside air handler then flowing the refrigerant in the liquid state through heat transfer tubes that are situated within a thermal storage, the thermal storage at least partially filled with a material, where the refrigerant extracts heat from the material as the refrigerant changes state from the liquid into a gas and the refrigerant in gaseous form returns to the compressor. The refrigerant also flows, in the liquid state, into an inside air handler where the refrigerant in liquid form extracts heat from air flowing through the inside air handler as the refrigerant changes into a gaseous state, which then flows back to the compressor where the compressor and outside air handler condenses the refrigerant back into the liquid state..

06/30/16
20160187013 

Air conditioning with thermal storage


A method of cooling includes cooling and compressing a first refrigerant into a liquid state then flowing the first refrigerant in the liquid state through a first set of heat transfer tubes that are situated within a thermal storage. The thermal storage is at least partially filled with a material.

06/30/16
20160187011 

Methods and systems for mini-split liquid desiccant air conditioning


A split liquid desiccant air conditioning system is disclosed for treating an air stream flowing into a space in a building. The split liquid desiccant air-conditioning system is switchable between operating in a warm weather operation mode wherein the system provides cooling and dehumidification, and a cold weather operation mode wherein the system provides heating and humidification, as well as into a mode wherein the system provides heated, dehumidified air to a space..

06/30/16
20160187010 

Methods and systems for desiccant air conditioning


Methods and systems are provided for air conditioning, capturing combustion contaminants, desalination, and other processes using liquid desiccants.. .

06/30/16
20160187009 

Methods and systems for desiccant air conditioning


Methods and systems are provided for air conditioning, capturing combustion contaminants, desalination, and other processes using liquid desiccants.. .

06/30/16
20160187008 

Methods and systems for turbulent, corrosion resistant heat exchangers


Disclosed are various turbulent, corrosion-resistant heat exchangers used in desiccant air conditioning systems.. .

06/30/16
20160187004 

Smart water heater


The systems and methods described herein relate to heating ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) systems and water heating systems in relation to a building and residential automation system. Some embodiments of the systems and methods described herein relate to hvac systems and water systems in relation to an integration of building or residential automation systems.

06/30/16
20160186761 

Air conditioner


The present invention includes a blower sucking and blowing air; a plurality of cylindrical air discharging units, each having an air discharging flow path through which the air blown by the blower passes and discharges, the plurality of air discharging units respectively having rotational center axes parallel with each other; and an air discharging unit rotating mechanism rotating each of the plurality of air discharging units, with the respective rotational center axes of the air discharging units kept in position. The plurality of air discharging units arranged in parallel with each other may distributively discharge air in multiple directions.

06/30/16
20160185461 

Integrated auxiliary power unit, starter-generator-motor, and vapor cycle cooling system for an aircraft


A system for an aircraft includes a compressor for a vapor cycle cooling system (vccs) for providing cabin air conditioning; an apu for mechanically driving the vccs compressor; and a starter-generator-motor (sgm) apparatus operable in any of a starter mode, a generator mode, or a motor mode. The sgm apparatus includes: (i) a first coupling element for coupling the sgm apparatus to the apu such that, in the starter mode, the sgm apparatus is used in driving and starting the apu, (ii) a second coupling element for coupling the sgm apparatus to the vccs compressor such that, in the motor mode, the sgm apparatus mechanically drives the vccs compressor, and (iii) a set of electrical power terminals at which, in the generator mode, the sgm apparatus provides electrical output power for powering the aircraft electrical system (including the vccs condenser fan and vccs evaporator fans) and, in the starter mode and motor mode, the sgm apparatus receives electrical input power from an external electrical power source..

06/30/16
20160185185 

Vehicle air conditioning device


There is disclosed an air conditioning device of a so-called heat pump system which efficiently and comfortably heats a vehicle interior. In a vehicle air conditioning device 1, a controller executes a heating mode in which a refrigerant discharged from a compressor 2 radiates heat in a radiator 4 and the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated is decompressed and then absorbs heat in an outdoor heat exchanger 7.

06/30/16
20160185184 

Vehicle air conditioning device, electric compressor, and vehicle air conditioning method


A refrigerant heating performance is increased while suppressing an increase in weight or cost. A vehicle air-conditioning device (10) is provided with a heat pump cycle (16) for heating operation in which an electric compressor (50) for compressing refrigerant, a vehicle-cabin-interior condenser (26), a throttle (52), and a vehicle-cabin-exterior heat exchanger (54) are connected in that order via refrigerant piping.

06/30/16
20160183546 

Produce ripening chamber


A produce ripening chamber is described which comprises an air conditioning system for circulating air through the chamber and regulating the air temperature and a doping system for regulating the concentration of a ripening agent in the recirculated air. The chamber 10 has a floor 12, a ceiling 14 and side walls 16 extending between the floor 12 and the ceiling 14.

06/30/16
20160183488 

Hydroponic cultivation apparatus and hydroponic cultivation method


To grow a plant which stores nutrients synthesized in an above-ground part into an underground part, a hydroponic cultivation apparatus waters the underground part. The hydroponic cultivation apparatus includes: a void portion housing the underground part while establishing a substantially sealed state; a sensor which detects an amount of moisture in the void portion at the underground part or around the underground part; an air conditioning fan which introduces outside air to the void portion and controls temperature and humidity inside the void portion; and a controller which controls the amount of moisture detected by the sensor by driving the air conditioning fan in such a way as to adjust an amount of the outside air or an introduction period of the outside air..

06/23/16
20160178253 

Air conditioning device for vehicle


An air conditioning device for a vehicle has a compressor that supplies a high-pressure refrigerant by drawing and discharging a refrigerant, an air heating heat exchanger heating air that is to be blown into a vehicle cabin by using heat of the high-pressure refrigerant, a pressure reduction part expanding and decompressing the high-pressure refrigerant and supplying as an intermediate-pressure refrigerant and a low-pressure refrigerant, a first low-pressure side heat exchanger exchanging heat between the intermediate-pressure refrigerant and a heating medium other than the air, a second low-pressure side heat exchanger cooling the heating medium by exchanging heat between the low-pressure refrigerant and the heating medium, a first heating medium circuit through which the heating medium cooled in the second low-pressure side heat exchanger circulates, and a heating medium-air heat exchanger causing the heating medium to absorb heat by exchanging heat between the air and the heating medium circulating through the first heating medium circuit. The heating medium heated in the high-pressure side heat exchanger is capable of being introduced to the first low-pressure side heat exchanger..

06/23/16
20160178232 

Method of controlling airflow through an air diffuser


In an air conditioning system the rate of airflow through a diffuser is controlled by varying the permitted travel of the air flow control disc. The disc is displaceable between a fully opened position in which the maximum designed airflow through the diffuser occurs and a fully closed position in which the minimum designed air flow through the diffuser occurs.

06/23/16
20160178230 

Rotatable wall-mounted thermostat having a leveling feature


This disclosure is directed to an electronic thermostat for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system that includes an electronic level feature and leveling register that allow the thermostat housing to be rotated about a mounting wall plate to place the thermostat housing in a leveled position. In one aspect, the thermostat includes at least one accelerometer.

06/23/16
20160178225 

Method and system for detecting an operational mode of a building control component


This disclosure relates to methods, systems, and devices for detecting an operational mode of a building component of an environmental control system. In some instances, the apparatus may include a sensor for outputting a signal related to a measure of power drawn by the building component.

06/23/16
20160178222 

Air conditioning system with dehumidification mode


An air conditioning system with precisely controlled dehumidification functions is disclosed. The air conditioning system comprises an indoor air handling system comprising a primary heat exchanger and a secondary heat exchanger.

06/23/16
20160177954 

Multi-stage centrifugal compressor and air conditioning unit


A multi-stage centrifugal compressor and an air conditioning unit are disclosed. The multi-stage centrifugal compressor comprises a power portion and an impeller portion.

06/23/16
20160177586 

Climate controlled waterside enclosure


A waterside leisure facility is disclosed which comprises an enclosure, covering and surrounding an area of land mass, an enclosed portion of a larger body of water, the land mass having a shore front adjoined to the portion of the body of water, the enclosure further comprising a dividing wall separating the enclosed portion of water from the remaining body of water a transparent roof, joined to the dividing wall and surrounding the area of land mass, to substantially separate air in the enclosure from ambient air outside the enclosure, while letting light through the roof, water treatment means arranged to maintain the water in the enclosure at a controlled temperature, while circulating water from outside the enclosure through the enclosure; and air conditioning means arranged to maintain the ambient air inside the enclosure at a controlled temperature and/or humidity.. .

06/23/16
20160176443 

Installation structure for vehicle-mounted device


An installation structure for a vehicle-mounted device is provided with an air conditioning unit disposed on the rear side of a dashboard panel separating an engine room and a vehicle chamber, and internally including an air passage through which conditioned air is allowed to flow; and an emergency call device disposed on the rear side of the air conditioning unit, and configured to perform an emergency call to a service center on the outside of a vehicle at a time of vehicle collision. This is advantageous in protecting the emergency call device at the time of frontal collision of the vehicle..

06/23/16
20160176264 

Air vent assembly with integral air vent and control head


An air vent assembly for use with a vehicle having a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system and a controller includes an air vent and an hvac control head. The control head partially or fully surrounds the air vent and includes hvac setting selection mechanisms.

06/23/16
20160176263 

Air conditioning system for tractor trailers


A cold air diverter system which diverts air-conditioned air from a first chamber to a second chamber is disclosed herein. The cold air diverter system can include an air intake to receive cold air discharged from a cold air outlet configured to cool the first chamber.

06/23/16
20160176261 

Autonomous air conditioning system with clean air optimization and pollution detector


A method of operating a heating ventilating and air conditioning system of a motor vehicle includes detecting a level of air pollution outside of the vehicle. Depending on the detected level of air pollution, either outside air is drawn into the vehicle's heating ventilating and air conditioning system for blowing into the passenger compartment, or air that is already in the passenger compartment is recirculated..

06/23/16
20160175209 

Composition for enhancing hair fiber properties


A hair conditioning composition comprising from about 0.1% to about 20% of a lipid being one or more unsaturated fatty material selected from a group consisting of an unsaturated fatty acid; an unsaturated fatty alcohol; an unsaturated amine; an unsaturated amide; and an unsaturated phospholipid; wherein the molecule of said unsaturated fatty material comprises a linear or branched carbon chain with 8 to 24 carbon atoms, and one carbon-carbon double bond in a position of the said carbon chain between position c3 and position omega for the unsaturated fatty acid or unsaturated amide and between position c2 and position omega for the unsaturated fatty alcohol, unsaturated amine or unsaturated phospholipid and wherein the log p of said unsaturated fatty material is less than 7; and 0.1% to 20% of one or more lipid enhancing agent selected from the group comprising of a fatty acid monoester of a polyol wherein the molecule of the fatty acid component of such monoester contains a linear or branched carbon chain with 10 to 22 carbon atoms and wherein the fatty acid monoester of a polyol has a log p of less than 7; a saturated fatty alcohol wherein the molecule of the fatty alcohol contains a linear or branched carbon chain with 8 to 22 carbon atoms; an ester of a saturated fatty alcohol wherein the molecule of said ester contains 10 to 44 total carbon atoms; an alcohol wherein the molecule of such alcohol contains an aromatic ring.. .

06/16/16
20160169569 

Method and system for measuring volume of fluid drained from an air conditioning service unit


An air conditioning service system includes an accumulator defining an accumulator chamber, a pressure transducer operably connected to the accumulator chamber, a drain valve operably connected to the accumulator chamber, and a controller operably connected to the pressure transducer and the drain valve. The controller includes a processor configured to execute program instructions stored in a memory to determine a volume of liquid drained from the accumulator by: determining a volumetric flow rate of liquid through the drain valve by controlling the drain valve with the controller to an open position for a predetermined period of time; detecting an increased rate of pressure reduction while the drain valve is open; and determining an amount of liquid drained through the drain valve based upon the volumetric flow rate and a total time elapsed between opening the drain valve and the increased rate of pressure reduction..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


06/16/16
20160169562 

Method for liquid-suction heat exchange thermal energy storage


Disclosed is a method and device for a thermal energy storage liquid-suction heat exchanger (tes-lshx) for air conditioning and refrigeration (ac/r) applications. The disclosed embodiments allow energy to be stored and aggregated over one period of time, and dispatched at a later period of time, to improve ac/r system efficiency during desired conditions.
Greener-ice Spv, L.l.c.


06/16/16
20160169546 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system controller


Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) controllers are described herein. One method includes receiving an approximate relationship between each of a number of controlled and manipulated variables of an hvac system, designating one of the number of controlled variables as a primary controlled variable, determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between the primary controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable, and determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain each of the other controlled variables based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between each respective other controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable and the determined operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable..
Honeywell International Inc.


06/16/16
20160169545 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system controller


Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system controllers are described herein. One hvac controller includes a user interface configured to receive an indication of whether there is a positive or negative relationship between each of a number of controlled variables of an hvac system and each of a number of manipulated variables of the hvac system, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables, wherein the determined operating parameters are determined based, at least in part, on whether there is a positive or negative relationship between each respective controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable, and the determined operating parameters are not based on system dynamics and disturbances associated with the hvac system.
Honeywell International Inc.


06/16/16
20160169544 

Unit with recovery wheel and economizer and control


Ventilating units that include a recovery wheel, a supply air outlet from the wheel, an outdoor air supply fan that moves outdoor air through the recovery wheel, an economizer damper that opens to bring outdoor air directly into the supply air outlet, and an exhaust air discharge fan that moves exhaust air through the recovery wheel and to outdoors; hvac units that include air conditioning with an air handler supply fan, a recovery wheel, an economizer section, an outdoor air supply fan, and controls; and methods of controlling airflow in an hvac unit that include controlling an economizer damper based on outdoor and return air temperature and enthalpy or dew point. Some ventilating units connect to a packaged air handler and other ventilating units include the air handler, cooling coil, and air handler supply fan.
Semco Llc


06/16/16
20160167480 

Method of controlling automotive air conditioning system


A method of controlling an automotive air conditioning system includes: a mode checking step of checking whether the air conditioning system is in an auto-mode; an operation recognizing step of recognizing whether the air conditioning system is manually operated in the auto-mode; and a learning step of setting and storing at least one manual operation value, when the air conditioning system is manually operated, and then operating the air conditioning system in accordance with the at least one stored manual operation value in a next auto-mode.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160167478 

Air conditioning system for motor vehicles


An air conditioning system for motor vehicles includes a front seat air conditioner installed in a front seat region of a vehicle room, and an auxiliary blower configured to draw an air existing in the vehicle room and blow the air into the vehicle room such that a cold air or a hot air supplied to the front seat region flows toward a rear seat region. The system further includes a rear seat air conditioner installed within one of vehicle sidewalls which define the rear seat region.
Hallavisteon Climate Control Corp.


06/09/16
20160164449 

Stall diagnosis motor of air conditioning actuator


A stall diagnosis apparatus for a motor of an air conditioning actuator includes: a resistor connecting from a first door actuator of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system of a vehicle to the ground; a resistor connection circuit connecting from a vcc power terminal to the resistor; a switch disposed on the resistor connection circuit; a first circuit and a second circuit branched from a motor connection circuit connecting from the vcc power terminal to a motor of the first door actuator through a motor driver and the resistor connection circuit, respectively; a current sensing circuit unit including an input terminal connected to the first circuit and the second circuit and outputting a current signal corresponding to a voltage value between the motor connection circuit and the resistor connection circuit; and a controller for controlling the motor and determining whether or not the motor is stalled.. .
Kia Motors Corporation


06/09/16
20160161195 

Metal-based microchannel heat exchangers made by molding replication and assembly


Compression molding of metals is used to make microchannel heat exchangers. Heat transfer can be improved by employing controlled microchannel surface roughness.
Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College


06/09/16
20160161166 

Hybrid powered cooling unit


Disclosed herein are aspects and embodiments of an air conditioning system and a method of operating the air conditioning system. In one example, an air conditioning system includes a compressor selectively operated by a first power source and a second power source..
Schneider Electric It Corporation


06/09/16
20160161136 

Devices, methods, and systems for data-driven acceleration of deployed services


Devices, methods, and systems for data-driven acceleration of deployed services are described herein. One system includes a database configured to store a plurality of case pairs that correspond to previously calculated models, wherein the previously calculated models are based on a number of features, and wherein each of the plurality of case pairs comprise a first value representative of the number of features and a second value representative of deployed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) resources, a ranking engine configured to rank each of the plurality of case pairs based on a performance of the deployed services, and a deployment engine configured to: receive actual feature values, and deploy hvac resources based on a comparison between the actual feature values and the plurality of ranked case pairs..
Honeywell International Inc.




Air Conditioning topics: Air Conditioning, Heat Exchanger, Evaporator, Refrigerant, Ventilation, Phase Change Material, Air Conditioner, Surfactant, Internal Combustion Engine, Hanging Apparatus, Telecommunications Equipment, Telecommunication, Data Center, Communications, Telecommunications

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