Global Patent Index - EP 3230657 A1

EP 3230657 A1 2017-10-18 - AIR CURTAIN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (en)

AIR CURTAIN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (de)

STEUERUNGSSYSTEM UND -VERFAHREN FÜR LUFTVORHANG

Title (fr)

SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE COMMANDE DE RIDEAU D'AIR

Publication

EP 3230657 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 15867874 A

Priority

  • AU 2014904974 A
  • AU 2015000742 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2016090410A1] An air curtain control system for a solar thermal receiver comprising: at least one air jet (505) arranged to produce a continuous planar air curtain (507) over at least a portion of a receiver aperture 509 of a solar thermal receiver, an air flow control device (517) for controlling a speed of air flow out of the air jet (505), at least one angular control device (503) for controlling an angle of the air curtain (507) relative to the receiver aperture 509, and a system controller (501) arranged to control the air flow control device (517) and angular control device (503) to isolate the receiver aperture (509) from ambient elements external to the receiver aperture (509).

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F24J 2/04 (2006.01); F24J 2/00 (2014.01); F24J 2/40 (2006.01); F24J 2/46 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F24S 20/20 (2018.05); F24S 40/00 (2018.05); F24S 50/00 (2018.05); F24S 80/60 (2018.05); F24S 21/00 (2018.05); Y02E 10/41 (2013.01); Y02E 10/465 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

EPO simple patent family

WO 2016090410 A1 20160616; AU 2015362065 A1 20170629; CN 107208931 A 20170926; EP 3230657 A1 20171018; EP 3230657 A4 20180725; US 2017328601 A1 20171116

INPADOC legal status


2018-07-25 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20180626

2018-07-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: F24S 20/20 20180101ALI20180619BHEP

2018-07-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: F24S 80/60 20180101AFI20180619BHEP

2018-07-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: F24F 9/00 20060101ALN20180619BHEP

2018-07-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: F24S 40/00 20180101ALI20180619BHEP

2018-03-21 [DAV] REQUEST FOR VALIDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (IN ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2018-03-21 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2017-10-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20170616

2017-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-10-18 [AV] REQUEST FOR VALIDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT IN:

- Countries: MA MD

2017-10-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: BA ME