Global Patent Index - EP 1482259 A1

EP 1482259 A1 2004-12-01 - Expansion device for air conditioning system

Title (en)

Expansion device for air conditioning system

Title (de)

Entspannungsvorrichtung für Klimakreislauf

Title (fr)

Dispositif détendeur pour circuit de climatisation

Publication

EP 1482259 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 04012017 A

Priority

FR 0306424 A

Abstract (en)

The valve has a body circulated with refrigerant under control of a needle valve (134). A bulb (200) filled with a control fluid exerts a control pressure on a membrane (33) based on overheating conditions. The control fluid is a refrigerant fluid. The membrane acts on the needle valve based on the control pressure. The bulb is placed on a path of the refrigerant between outlet of a condenser and inlet of the valve. An independent claim is also included for an air conditioning circuit comprising a thermostatic expansion valve.

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

F25B 41/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16K 31/126 (2006.01); B60H 1/32 (2006.01); F16K 17/06 (2006.01); F25B 1/00 (2006.01); F25B 41/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F25B 41/062 (2013.01); F25B 2341/063 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1482259 A1 20041201; EP 1482259 B1 20121024; FR 2855596 A1 20041203; FR 2855596 B1 20050805; JP 2004354042 A 20041216; JP 4676166 B2 20110427; US 2004237548 A1 20041202; US 7299654 B2 20071127

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