Global Patent Index - EP 1238235 A1

EP 1238235 A1 2002-09-11 - HIGH PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE HVAC ARCHITECTURE

Title (en)

HIGH PERFORMANCE AUTOMOTIVE HVAC ARCHITECTURE

Title (de)

AUFBAU EINER HEIZUNGS-, LÜFTUNGS- UND KLIMAANLAGE MIT HOHER LEISTUNGSFÄHIGKEIT FÜR KRAFTFAHRZEUGE

Title (fr)

ARCHITECTURE CVC D'AUTOMOBILE A HAUT RENDEMENT

Publication

EP 1238235 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00983740 A

Priority

  • US 0032002 W
  • US 16731099 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0138803A1] An automotive climate control system (200) is disclosed having heating (216, 218) and cooling (214) elements located at the exits of separate air ducts (206A, 206B). The elements (214, 216 and 218) are positioned at the end of the ducts closest to the occupants to reduce thermal losses in the system (200). The system (200) has a heating element (216, 218) positioned in a separate duct from the cooling element (214), which allows the system (200) to dispense heated air through certain air outlets and cool air through other air outlets simultaneously. The cooling element (214) is located in a duct (206B) spaced above the heating element (216, 218) to benefit from the physics of hot air rising and cool air sinking. The system (200) has the heating element (216, 218) and the cooling element (214) in parallel ducts (206A, 206B) to reduce the overall pressure drop of the system (200).

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

F25B 29/00; B60H 1/00; B60K 37/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60H 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60H 1/00057 (2013.01); B60H 2001/00078 (2013.01); B60H 2001/00128 (2013.01); B60H 2001/00135 (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 TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0138803 A1 20010531; WO 0138803 A9 20020510; AU 2045501 A 20010604; CA 2392677 A1 20010531; EP 1238235 A1 20020911; EP 1238235 A4 20050209

INPADOC legal status


2006-07-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060131

2005-02-09 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20041229

2005-02-09 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7F 25B 29/00 A

2005-02-09 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 60H 1/00 B

2005-02-09 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 60K 37/00 B

2002-09-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020618

2002-09-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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