Global Patent Index - EP 0980501 A2

EP 0980501 A2 2000-02-23 - ADSORBENT REFRIGERATOR WITH SEPARATOR

Title (en)

ADSORBENT REFRIGERATOR WITH SEPARATOR

Title (de)

ADSORPTIONSKÄLTEGERÄT MIT ABSCHEIDER

Title (fr)

MACHINE FRIGORIFIQUE ADSORBANTE A SEPARATEUR

Publication

EP 0980501 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98922165 A

Priority

  • US 9809478 W
  • US 85294297 A
  • US 8263898 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9850739A2] A heat transfer apparatus (2) that uses an adsorbent material (10) to generate a cooling effect. The heat transfer apparatus (2) includes a first vessel (4) containing adsorbent material (10) and a second vessel (6) interconnected to the first (4). A working substance is contained within the two interconnected vessels (4, 6). The working substance is drawn as a vapor out of the second vessel (6) and toward the first vessel (4) to cool the second vessel (6). A separator device (430) separates at least part of the vapor passing from the second vessel (6) toward the first vessel (4) to delay the point at which the adsorbent material (10) in the first vessel (4) becomes saturated with vapor. The adsorbent material (10) may include a carbon fiber (613, 910) that desorbs the working substance when electrical current is passed therethrough. The carbon fiber (613) may also be positioned within a container (600) to displace fluid in the container (600) when the carbon fiber is desorbed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F25B 17/08; F02G 1/043; F25B 21/00; H01M 8/04; F04B 17/00; E03B 3/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F25B 17/08 (2006.01); F25B 21/00 (2006.01); H01M 8/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01M 8/04007 (2013.01); F25B 17/08 (2013.01); F25B 21/00 (2013.01); H01M 8/04156 (2013.01); H01M 8/04291 (2013.01); Y02A 30/277 (2018.01); Y02A 30/278 (2018.01); Y02B 30/62 (2013.01); Y02B 30/64 (2013.01); Y02B 30/66 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9850739 A2 19981112; WO 9850739 A3 19990325; WO 9850739 A9 19990429; AU 7477098 A 19981127; BR 9808742 A 20011002; CA 2295544 A1 19981112; CN 1261950 A 20000802; EP 0980501 A2 20000223; IL 132804 D0 20010319; JP 2001524202 A 20011127; KR 20010012481 A 20010215

INPADOC legal status


2001-06-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001201

2000-08-09 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20000626

2000-02-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991208

2000-02-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE