Global Patent Index - EP 1787073 A4

EP 1787073 A4 2009-02-18 - PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER

Title (en)

PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER

Title (de)

TRAGBARE KLIMAANLAGE

Title (fr)

CONDITIONNEUR D'AIR PORTATIF

Publication

EP 1787073 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 04810745 A

Priority

  • US 2004037646 W
  • US 93592404 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006028473A1] An apparatus and method for cooling air that utilizes a removable reservoir that may be filled with a consumable beverage or other cooled liquid or solid material. The bottom of the reservoir is made of a thermally conductive material that is placed within an air duct within a base unit that has a battery powered fan capable of drawing in warm air from outside of the base unit and cooling it by passing it over the thermally conductive material in a turbulent fashion and expelling it back into the surrounding environment. An expandable hose may also be included to direct the airflow in a desired direction or location. The unit may also include an alternative path for airflow such that the airflow may be heated. The unit may also be secured to an open air vehicle such as a golf cart to provide cooled or heated air for golf course patrons. Another important feature of the air conditioner is to provide a means to prevent unauthorized access to the contents of the reservoir as to prevent contamination of its contents.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F25D 3/02 (2006.01); F24F 1/04 (2011.01); F25D 3/08 (2006.01); F25D 17/02 (2006.01); F25D 17/04 (2006.01); F25D 17/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F24F 1/04 (2013.01); F24F 5/0017 (2013.01); A45C 11/20 (2013.01); F24F 2221/38 (2013.01); Y02E 60/147 (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 IS IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL HR LT LV MK

EPO simple patent family

WO 2006028473 A1 20060316; AU 2004286713 A1 20060323; CN 1833146 A 20060913; EP 1787073 A1 20070523; EP 1787073 A4 20090218; JP 2008512632 A 20080424

INPADOC legal status


2009-11-11 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090415

2009-02-18 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20090115

2007-12-12 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Payment date: 20050912

- Countries: AL

2007-12-12 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Payment date: 20050912

- Countries: HR

2007-12-12 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Payment date: 20050912

- Countries: LT

2007-12-12 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Payment date: 20050912

- Countries: LV

2007-12-12 [RAX] REQUESTED EXTENSION STATES OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT HAVE CHANGED

- Payment date: 20050912

- Countries: MK

2007-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20050923

2007-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2007-05-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL HR LT LV MK