(19)
(11)EP 1 003 002 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
08.02.2006 Bulletin 2006/06

(21)Application number: 99309174.3

(22)Date of filing:  18.11.1999
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F24F 1/00  (2006.01)
F24F 13/08  (2006.01)

(54)

Air conditioner

Klimaanlage

Dispositif de conditionnement d'air


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

(30)Priority: 20.11.1998 JP 33043198
05.03.1999 JP 5780899
25.10.1999 JP 30233999

(43)Date of publication of application:
24.05.2000 Bulletin 2000/21

(73)Proprietor: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • Gunji, Yoshihiro
    Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (JP)
  • Shirai, Akimasa
    Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (JP)
  • Sahara, Masamitsu
    Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (JP)

(74)Representative: Hallybone, Huw George et al
Carpmaels and Ransford, 43 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2RA
London WC1A 2RA (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
  
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1996, no. 01, 31 January 1996 (1996-01-31) -& JP 07 243661 A (MATSUSHITA SEIKO CO LTD), 19 September 1995 (1995-09-19)
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 2000, no. 05, 14 September 2000 (2000-09-14) -& JP 2000 039174 A (FUJITSU GENERAL LTD), 8 February 2000 (2000-02-08)
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1998, no. 13, 30 November 1998 (1998-11-30) -& JP 10 205879 A (FUJITSU GENERAL LTD), 4 August 1998 (1998-08-04)
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 018, no. 034 (M-1544), 19 January 1994 (1994-01-19) -& JP 05 264059 A (TOSHIBA CORP), 12 October 1993 (1993-10-12)
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1996, no. 08, 30 August 1996 (1996-08-30) -& JP 08 086462 A (HITACHI LTD), 2 April 1996 (1996-04-02)
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1997, no. 11, 28 November 1997 (1997-11-28) -& JP 09 178211 A (DAIKIN IND LTD), 11 July 1997 (1997-07-11)
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description

Technical Field



[0001] The present invention relates to an air conditioner in which most of components are contained in a space in the ceiling, and only a front panel portion is disposed on the ceiling surface. More particularly, it relates to an air conditioner of a so-called ceiling recessed type which can be installed so that the appearance of the front panel portion is good even if the height space in the ceiling is limited.

Background Art



[0002] An air conditioner is equipped with an indoor unit for making heat exchange of indoor air and an outdoor unit for dissipating heat to the outside air or absorbing heat from the outside air. The indoor unit is fixed to the wall or placed on the floor. In particular, in an office building or a store, the indoor unit is preferably installed on the ceiling so that the floor surface or the wall surface can be used effectively.

[0003] Even when the indoor unit is installed on the ceiling, importance is given to the appearance thereof. For this reason, the indoor unit is installed in a space in the ceiling as a ceiling recessed type. One example thereof will be explained with reference to a perspective view of FIG. 14 and a sectional view of FIG. 15 showing the installation state. In the description below, an air conditioner means an indoor unit.

[0004] An air conditioner (indoor unit) 1 is provided with a box-shaped case body 2 whose lower face on the indoor side is open. At the central portion of the case body 2, there are provided a centrifugal fan 21 and a drive motor 22 therefor with the rotating shafts thereof being substantially vertical. A heat exchanger 23 is arranged around the centrifugal fan 21. Under the heat exchanger 23 is provided a drain pan 24 serving as a drip pan.

[0005] At the center on the lower face side of the case body 2, there is provided a bell mouth 25 forming a suction port for the centrifugal fan 21. Also, at the peripheral portion on the lower face side of the case body 2, there are formed air ports 26 for the air heat-exchanged in the heat exchanger 23. On the lower face side of the case body 2, there is installed a front panel (also referred to as a decorative panel) 3 by using not illustrated fixing means such as screws.

[0006] The front panel 3 has, at the center thereof, an air suction port 31 communicating with the bell mouth 25, and a suction grille 32 is detachably mounted in the air suction port 31. A filter 33 is disposed on the inside of the suction grille 32. Also, at the peripheral portion of the front panel 3, there are formed air blow ports 34 communicating with the air ports 26 in the case body 2. Although not shown in the figure, an air deflector is provided in the air blow port 34.

[0007] In the prior art, the case body 2 is hung from a ceiling slab 5 via hanging bolts 4 in a state in which the front panel 3 is installed to the case body 2 as described above. Then, the height of the case body 2 is adjusted by the hanging bolts 4 so that the front panel 3 is substantially flush with a ceiling plate 6. After the height of the case body 2 has been adjusted, the ceiling plate 6 is installed along a not illustrated support skeleton.

[0008] By the way, the height space in the ceiling is not constant for each building. Therefore, the case body 2 is hung by using the hanging bolts 4 that can make height adjustment. However, the adjustment made by the hanging bolts 4 is effective only when the height space in the ceiling is greater than the height of the case body 2.

[0009] In order to enhance the room environment, there has been a tendency to make the ceiling higher in recent years, so that the height space in the ceiling has been decreased relatively. On the other hand, for the air conditioner, the heat exchanger etc. have been made larger in size to enhance the air conditioning capability, and accordingly the height of the case body 2 has been increased.

[0010] Therefore, even if the height adjustment is made fully by using the hanging bolts 4, the case body 2 cannot be contained in the ceiling completely, so that a part of the lower portion thereof sometimes projects from the ceiling surface. In this case, a gap is developed between the front panel 3 and the ceiling plate 6, by which the appearance is marred, and the product value is decreased remarkably. In some cases, the type of product is inevitably changed, so that a heavy loss may be caused.

Summary of the Invention



[0011] According to the present invention, the above problem is solved, and even when the height space in the ceiling in which a case body of an air conditioner is installed is limited and a part of the case body projects from the ceiling surface, the appearance of a front panel portion can be made good.

[0012] Specifically, the present invention provides a ceiling recessed type air conditioner comprising a case body which comprises a rectangular parallelepiped shaped box whose lower face on the room side is open and is supported by hanging bolts in the ceiling so that the height thereof is adjustable; and a panel base which is formed into a square frame shape and is attached to the lower face side of the case body, in which the case body contains a centrifugal fan, a motor for driving the centrifugal fan, and a heat exchanger disposed around the centrifugal fan; a bell mouth forming a suction port for the centrifugal fan and air ports for the air heat-exchanged by the heat exchanger are provided on the lower face side of the case body; and the panel base is provided with air deflectors disposed corresponding to the air ports and a suction grille communicating with the suction port of the bell mouth, characterized in that a decorative frame is selectively installed at different height positions on the side wall of the panel base via installation position changing means.

[0013] In the present invention, the front panel is made up of two elements of the suction grille and the decorative frame. The suction grille is fixed to the panel base, but the height of the decorative frame can be adjusted with respect to the panel base. Therefore, when the height space in the ceiling is larger than the size of the case body, the decorative frame is set at a height position substantially located on the extension of surface of the suction grille (normal position). Thereby, the suction grille and the decorative frame are recognized as an integral object in appearance.

[0014] Contrarily, when the height space in the ceiling is limited and cannot fully contain the case body so that a difference in level is developed between the suction grille and the ceiling plate, the decorative frame is set at an adjust position higher than the normal position. Thereby, no gap is developed between the decorative frame and the ceiling plate, so that the appearance can be kept good. restrained.

[0015] According to installation position changing means, which is a feature of the present invention, a corner cut portion is formed at each corner of the panel base, and the installation position changing means compensates the shape of the corner cut portion and is provided with corner members fixed to the corner cut portions. According to this configuration, the decorative frame is held on the panel base via the corner members so that the height is adjustable.

[0016] In the installation changing means, the corner member has right and left side plates bent through 90 degrees, an attachment portion which is screwed to the corner of the panel base is provided on the inside of the corner member, and screw insertion holes are formed at different height positions in at least one of the side plates, so that the decorative frame is fixed to the position of either screw insertion hole.

[0017] When the aforementioned corner members are used, an L-shaped step portion for engaging with the inside face of the corner cut portion is preferably formed at the end of each side plate of the corner member to make the side face of the corner member and the side face of the panel base flush with each other.

[0018] Besides, the present invention includes some preferable modes described below. First, the panel base is provided with a driving portion for driving the air deflector, and the driving portion is preferably covered by a protective cover. According to this configuration, when the suction grille is removed for maintenance, the worker can be prevented from touching the driving portion inadvertently. Also, the panel base is preferably provided with bearings for rotatably supporting the central portion on the back face side of the air deflector to prevent the intermediate portion of the air deflector from being deflected.

[0019] The air port is formed of a heat insulating material, and the panel base is formed with an air blow opening communicating with the air port. In this case, the lower end of the heat insulating material forming the air port is tightly inserted between the side wall of the panel base and the side wall of the air blow opening opposing thereto. Thereby, the heat insulating property of the air blow portion is improved, by which dew condensation caused by the leakage of cool air is prevented. Also, the side wall of the air blow opening is formed into a curved shape so as to be curved toward the side wall lower end side of the panel base. Thereby, the air blow resistance can be reduced.

[0020] The panel base and the suction grille (front panel) are made of a synthetic resin. In case of ceiling recessed type, the suction grille is considerably large, so that a warp or deflection is prone to occur. In the present invention, therefore, the panel base is molded integrally with a front panel having first openings corresponding to the air ports and a second opening corresponding to the suction port of the bell mouth, by which a front panel with high rigidity is obtained. In this case, the suction grille has a size corresponding to the second opening, and is molded separately from the front panel.

Brief Description of Drawings



[0021] FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing an appearance of an air conditioner in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; FIG. 2 is a partially sectional view of the air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment, which is installed in the ceiling; FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a case body and a panel base in the air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment; FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a case body, a suction grille, and a decorative frame in the air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment, showing a state in which these elements are separated; FIG. 11 is a sectional view of an installation portion of an air deflector drive portion in the air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment; FIG. 12 is an enlarged sectional view of an air blow portion in the air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment; FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a case body, a suction grille, and a decorative frame in an air conditioner in accordance with the embodiment, showing a state in which these elements are separated as shown in FIG. 4; FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a suction grille and a decorative frame in the air conditioner in accordance with the embodiment; FIG. 7 is a plan view of a corner cut portion and a corner member of a panel base in the air conditioner in accordance with the embodiment, showing a state in which these elements are separated; FIG. 8 is a plan view showing a state in which the corner member is attached to the corner cut portion of the base panel shown in FIG. 7; FIG. 9 is a sectional view corresponding to FIG. 7; FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the corner cut portion; FIG. 13 is an exploded perspective view of a modification of the present invention; FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing an appearance of a conventional ceiling recessed type air conditioner; and FIG. 15 is a schematic sectional view of the conventional air conditioner installed in the ceiling.

Detailed Description



[0022] Now, an embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing an appearance of an air conditioner in accordance with said embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the air conditioner that is installed in the ceiling. For convenience in drawing, FIG. 2 shows only the right half. It should be understood that the left-hand portion is symmetrical to the right-hand portion.

[0023] An air conditioner 100 has a case body 110 hung from a ceiling slab 5 by means of hanging bolts 4. The case body 110 comprises a metallic box whose lower face is open to the room side, and a heat insulating material 113 is attached to the inside wall thereof. At the center in the case body 110, there is provided a centrifugal fan 111 and a drive motor 112 therefor with these rotating shafts being substantially vertical.

[0024] In the case body 110, a heat exchanger 114 is disposed around the centrifugal fan 111. Under the heat exchanger 114, a drain pan 115 is provided to receive condensation water. The drain pan 115 is, for example, made of an expanded synthetic resin. In this embodiment, air ports 116 are formed integrally with the drain pan 115 to blow air heat-exchanged in the heat exchanger 114 into the room.

[0025] As shown in FIG. 1, the air port 116 is disposed along each side of the case body 110 as a rectangular opening. At the central portion on the lower face side of the case body 110, a bell mouth 117 having a suction port for the centrifugal fan 111 is provided coaxially with the centrifugal fan 111.

[0026] As shown in an exploded perspective view of FIG. 3, a panel base 130, which is formed into a square frame shape by using a synthetic resin, is fixed to the lower face of the case body 110 by means of screws or other fixing means. The panel base 130 is provided with air deflectors 131. In this case, four air deflectors 131 are provided, and each of them is disposed at a position corresponding to the air port 116 of the case body 110.

[0027] Although not shown in detail in the figures, the panel base 130 is provided with bearings for rotatably supporting both ends of each of the air deflectors 131. The air deflectors 131 are connected to each other via joints 132 so as to be rotated synchronously. As the joint 132, a universal joint, a flexible shaft, or the like is used.

[0028] The joints 132 are arranged at four corners of the panel base 130. one of these joints 132 is connected with an air deflector driving portion 133 . As shown in FIG. 11, the air deflector driving portion 133 has a motor 134 and a motion converting mechanism 135. The motion converting mechanism 135 converts the rotational motion of the motor 134 into a reciprocating rotation, and transmits it to the joint 132. Thereby, each air deflectors 131 are rotated in a reciprocating manner within a predetermined angle range.

[0029] After the panel base 130 is installed to the case body 110, as shown in an exploded perspective view of FIG. 4, a suction grille 150 is installed to the panel base 130 so as to cover the frame inside. Also, a decorative panel 170 is fitted on the outside of the panel base 130. Both of the suction grille 150 and the decorative frame 170 are front panel elements, and these elements constitutes a front panel.

[0030] Specifically, in the air conditioner 100, the front panel comprises the suction grille 150 and the decorative frame 170. The suction grille 150 is formed of an injection molded product, and at the central portion thereof is formed an air suction port 151 comprising a large number of slits communicating with the interior of the bell mouth 117 in the case body 110. Also, at four sides of the suction grille 150, there are formed air blow ports 152 communicating with the air ports 116 in the case body 110.

[0031] In the present invention, the decorative frame 170 can be set at a different height position according to the height space in the ceiling, and installation position changing means 190 is provided for this purpose. Its arrangement will be explained with reference to Figs. 5 to 10.

[0032] The aforementioned air deflector driving portion 133 is usually covered by the suction grille 150. However, when the suction grille 150 is removed to replace or clean a filter, the air deflector driving portion 133 is exposed, being touched by a service or the like man inadvertently. This may causes improper engagement of gears.

[0033] FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of an air conditioner in accordance with the embodiment, which is drawn in the same way as FIG. 4 having been explained before. FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a panel base 130 and a decorative frame 170 extracted from FIG. 5, but the positional relationship is vertically opposite to FIG. 5. Also, in FIG. 6, for the panel base 130, only the skeleton thereof is drawn schematically, but it should be understood that as explained earlier, the panel base 130 is mounted with the air deflectors 131 and the driving portion 133 therefor.

[0034] According to the installation position changing means of the embodiment, a corner cut portion 210 is formed at each corner of the panel base 130, and also four corner members 230, which are attached to the corner cut portions 210, are used to make the height position of the decorative frame 170 changeable. The corner cut portion means a portion at which a square corner (corner portion) is cut to a slant face of, for example, 45°.

[0035] The corner member 230 has a shape such as to compensate the corner cut portion 210. Specifically, the corner cut portion 210 becomes the original right-angled corner portion by installing the corner member 230. As shown in FIG. 7, the corner member 230 is provided with right and left side plates 231, 231 bent through 90 degrees, and the corner of the panel base 130 is returned to a right angle by these side plates 231, 231 (see FIG. 8).

[0036] When the corner member 230 is attached to the corner cut portion 210, it is desirable to make the side face of the corner member 230 flush with the side face of the panel base 130. For this purpose, the side wall 136 of the panel base 130 is caused to project by a predetermine length into the corner cut portion 210, and an L-shaped step portion 232 engaging with the inside face of the side wall 136 is formed at the end portion of each of the side plates 231 of the corner member 230, whereby the step portion 232 is engaged with the end portion of the side wall 136 as shown in FIG. 8.

[0037] According to the embodiment, the corner member 230 is fixed to the corner cut portion 210 of the panel base 130 in the manner described below. As shown in a sectional view of FIG. 9, the corner member 230 has a horizontally extending attachment plate 233 on the inside held between the right and left side plates 231, 231, and the attachment plate 233 is formed with a screw insertion hole 234 at a predetermined place.

[0038] On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 10 as well, on the side of the corner cut portion 210 of the panel base 130, there is provided a fixing plate 211 that extends horizontally as the attachment plate 233 does. The fixing plate 211 is formed with a screw insertion hole.212 that is aligned coaxially with the screw insertion hole 234 in the attachment plate 233 when the corner member 230 is set at a proper installation position of the corner cut portion 210.

[0039] Therefore, after the attachment plate 233 is arranged at a proper position of the fixing plate 211, a screw is inserted into the screw insertion holes 234 and 212 to fix the attachment plate 233 to the fixing plate 211 with the screw. Thereby, the corner member 230 is fixed to the corner cut portion 210 of the panel base 130.

[0040] The side plate 231 of the corner member 230 is formed with two screw insertion holes 235 and 236 at two places with a different height. Contrarily, the inside wall 171 of the decorative frame 170 is formed with at least one screw insertion hole 172 with a predetermined height. In this embodiment, the inside wall 171 is formed with two screw insertion holes 172 at the same interval as that of the screw insertion holes 235 and 236.

[0041] Therefore, by aligning both of the screw insertion holes 172, 172 in the decorative frame 170 with the screw insertion holes 235 and 236 in the corner member 230 and by screwing the decorative frame 170 to the corner member 230, the decorative frame 170 is set at, for example, the position A in FIG. 2.

[0042] While, by shifting the decorative frame 170 upward and aligning the lower screw insertion hole 172 therein with the upper screw insertion hole 236 in the corner member 230 and by screwing the decorative frame 170 to the corner member 230, the decorative frame 170 may be set at the position B in FIG. 2.

[0043] The alignment of these screw insertion holes is arbitrary. For example, the configuration may be such that when the upper screw insertion hole 172 in the decorative frame 170 is aligned with the lower screw insertion hole 235 in the corner member 230, the decorative frame 170 may be set at the position A in FIG. 2.

[0044] In this embodiment, therefore, as shown in FIG. 11, the air deflector driving portion 1.33 is covered by a protective cover 141. This protective cover 141 is formed separately from the panel base 130, and is mounted detachably to the panel base 130 by using well-known engagement means such as an engagement claw.

[0045] Also, as shown in FIG. 12, the panel base 130 is provided with an air blow opening 138 communicating with the air port 116 of the case body 110. In this embodiment, the opening side wall 139 thereof is formed so as to enter from the lower end of the side wall 136 of the panel base 130 into the air port 116 of the case body 110, so that a substantially V-shaped space is provided between the side wall 136 and the opening side wall 139.

[0046] By tightly inserting the lower end of an expanded synthetic resin (heat insulating material) forming the air port 116, the heat insulating property of the air blow portion is improved, by which dew condensation caused by the leakage of cool air is prevented. Also, by forming the opening side wall 139 into a curved shape so as to be curved toward the side wall lower end side of the panel base 130, the air blow resistance is reduced.

[0047] Also, as shown in FIG. 12, the air deflector 131 is provided with a rotating shaft 131a at the center on the back face side in addition to both sides. Corresponding to this, at the center of the opening side wall 139, there is provided a bearing plate 142 for rotatably supporting the rotating shaft 131a, whereby the intermediate portion of the air deflector 131 is prevented from being deflected. This support construction is effective especially when the air deflector 131 is lengthy.

[0048] In the above-described embodiment, the opening of the panel base 130 is covered by one suction grille 150, and the suction grille 150 is also used as a front panel. However, in case of ceiling recessed type, the suction grille 150 is considerably large, so that not only it is difficult to mold the suction grille 150, but also a warp or deflection is prone to occur.

[0049] To solve this problem, in a modification of the present invention, as shown in FIG. 13, a front panel 145 is formed integrally with the panel base 130. The front panel 145 has first openings 143 corresponding to the air ports 116 of the case body 110 and a second opening 144 corresponding to the suction port of the bell mouth 117.

[0050] Thus, by molding the front panel 145 integrally with the panel base 130 using a mold resin, a base panel with high rigidity, which is also used as a front panel, can be obtained. In this case, a suction grille 150a has a size corresponding to the second opening 144, and is molded separately from the front panel. Even if the panel base 130 is modified in this manner, there is no trouble in setting the decorative frame 170 at different height positions.


Claims

1. An air conditioner (100) comprising:

a case body (110) which comprises a rectangular parallelpiped box having an open lower face on a room side and supported by hanging bolts (4) in a ceiling so that a height thereof is adjustable, said box having a bell mouth (117) and air ports (116); and a panel base (130) which is formed into a square frame shape and is attached to a lower face side of said case body (110), said panel base (130) having a side wall (136) and corner cut portions (214) at each corner thereof,

a centrifugal fan (111), a motor (112) for driving said centrifugal fan (111), and a heat exchanger (114) disposed around said centrifugal fan (111), which are all disposed inside the case body (110), said bell mouth (117) forming a suction port (151) for said centrifugal fan (111) and said air ports (116) allowing air heat-exchanged by said heat exchanger (114) to flow therethrough,

air deflectors (131) disposed corresponding to said air ports (116) and a suction grille (150) communicating with the suction port (151) of said bell mouth (117), which are provided at the panel base (130),

a decorative frame (170) selectively installed at different height positions on the side wall (136) of said panel base (130), and

installation position changing means (190) for selectively installing the decorative frame (170) at the different height positions on the side wall (136) and having corner members (230) fixed to the corner cut portions (210) for compensating shapes of the corner cut portions (210), said decorative frame (170) being held on the panel base (130) through the corner members (230) to adjust a height thereof.


 
2. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein said corner member has right and left side plates (231) bent through 90 degrees, an attachment portion (233) which is screwed to the corner of said panel base is provided on an inside of said corner member, and screw insertion holes (234) are formed at different height positions in at least one of said side plates (231), so that said decorative frame is fixed to one screw insertion hole (234).
 
3. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein an L-shaped step portion (232) for engaging with an inside face of said corner cut portion is formed at an end of each side plate (231) of said corner member to make the side face of said corner member and the side face of said panel base flush with each other.
 
4. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein the different height positions of said decorative frame are a lower position (A) substantially located on an extension of a surface of said suction grille and an upper position (B) set above said lower position (A) as viewed from a room side.
 
5. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein said panel base is provided with a driving portion (133) for driving said air deflectors, and said driving portion (133) is covered by a protective cover (141).
 
6. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein said panel base is provided with bearings (142) for rotatably supporting central portions on back surface side of said air deflectors.
 
7. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein said air port is formed of a heat insulating material (113), said panel base is provided with an air blow opening (138) communicating with said air port, and the lower end of the heat insulating material (113) forming said air port is tightly inserted between the side wall of said panel base and a side wall (139) of said air blow opening (138) opposing thereto.
 
8. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein the side wall of said air blow opening is formed into a curved shape so as to be curved toward a side wall lower end side of said panel base.
 
9. The air conditioner according to claim 1, wherein said panel base is made of a synthetic resin and is molded integrally with a front panel (145) having first openings (143) corresponding to said air ports and a second opening (144) corresponding to the suction port of said bell mouth, and each air deflector is disposed in said first opening (143) and said suction grille is detachably mounted in said second opening (144).
 


Ansprüche

1. Klimaanlage (100), umfassend:

einen Gehäusekörper (110), welche eine rechteckige, parallelepipedische Schachtel bzw. Box, die eine offene untere Seite auf einer Raumseite aufweist und durch Aufhängebolzen (4) in einer Decke so abgestützt bzw. unterstützt ist, daß eine Höhe davon einstellbar ist, wobei die Schachtel eine Trichter- bzw. Trompetenform bzw. - öffnung (117) und Luftöffnungen (116) aufweist; und eine Plattenbasis (130) umfaßt, welche in eine quadratische Rahmenform ausgebildet ist und an einer Seite einer unteren Fläche des Gehäusekörpers (110) festgelegt ist, wobei die Plattenbasis (130) eine Seitenwand (136) und ausgeschnittene Eckabschnitte (210) an jeder Ecke davon aufweist,

ein Zentrifugalgebläse (111), einen Motor (112) zum Antreiben des Zentrifugalgebläses (111) und einen Wärmetauscher (114), der um das Zentrifugalgebläse (111) angeordnet ist, welche alle im Inneren des Gehäusekörpers (110) angeordnet sind, wobei die Trichterform (117) eine Saugöffnung (151) für das Zentrifugalgebläse (111) ausbildet und die Luftöffnungen (116) Wärme, die durch den Wärmetauscher (114) wärmegetauscht ist, durchfließen läßt;

Luftablenkungseinrichtungen bzw. -abweiser (131), die angeordnet sind, um den Luftöffnungen (116) zu entsprechen, und ein Sauggitter (150), das mit der Saugöffnung (151) der Trichterform (117) kommuniziert bzw. in Verbindung steht, welche an der Plattenbasis (130) zur Verfügung gestellt sind,

einen dekorativen Rahmen (170), der selektiv an unterschiedlichen Höhenpositionen auf der Seitenwand (136) der Plattenbasis (130) installiert ist, und

Installationspositions-Veränderungsmittel (190) zum selektiven Installieren des dekorativen Rahmens (170) an den unterschiedlichen Höhenpositionen auf der Seitenwand (136) und die Eckglieder (230) aufweisen, die an den ausgeschnittenen Eckabschnitten (210) zum Kompensieren von Formen der ausgeschnittenen Eckabschnitte (210) festgelegt sind, wobei der dekorative Rahmen (170) auf der Plattenbasis (130) durch die Eckglieder (230) gehalten ist, um eine Höhe davon einzustellen.


 
2. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Eckglied rechte und linke Seitenplatten (231) aufweist, die um 90 Grad gebogen sind, ein Festlegungsabschnitt (233), welcher an die Ecke der Plattenbasis geschraubt ist, an einer Innenseite des Eckglieds vorgesehen ist und Schraubeneinsetzlöcher (234) an unterschiedlichen Höhenpositionen in wenigstens einer der Seitenplatten (231) ausgebildet sind, so daß der dekorative Rahmen an einem Schraubeneinsatzloch (234) festgelegt ist.
 
3. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei ein L-förmiger Stufenabschnitt (232) zum Eingriff mit einer innenliegenden Fläche des ausgeschnittenen Eckabschnitts an einem Ende von jeder Seitenplatte (231) des Eckglieds ausgebildet ist, um die Seitenfläche des Eckglieds und die Seitenfläche der Plattenbasis miteinander fluchten zu lassen bzw. bündig zu machen.
 
4. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die unterschiedlichen Höhenpositionen des dekorativen Rahmens eine untere Position (A), die im wesentlichen auf einer Erstreckung einer Oberfläche des Sauggitters angeordnet ist, und eine obere Position (B) sind, die über der unteren Position (A), wie von einer Raumseite gesehen, eingestellt ist.
 
5. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Plattenbasis mit einem Antriebsabschnitt (133) zum Antreiben der Luftablenkeinrichtungen versehen ist und der Antriebsabschnitt (133) durch eine Schutzabdeckung (141) abgedeckt ist.
 
6. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Plattenbasis mit Lagern (142) zum drehbaren Abstützen von zentralen Abschnitten auf eine rückwärtigen Oberflächenseite der Luftabtenkeinrichtungen versehen ist.
 
7. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Luftöffnung aus einem wärmeisolierenden Material (113) gebildet ist, die Plattenbasis mit einer Luftblasöffnung (138) versehen ist, die mit der Luftöffnung kommuniziert bzw. in Verbindung steht, und das untere Ende des wärmeisolierenden Materials (113), welches die Luftöffnung ausbildet, dicht zwischen die Seitenwand der Plattenbasis und einer Seitenwand (139) der Luftblasöffnung (138) gegenüberliegend davon eingesetzt ist.
 
8. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Seitenwand der Luftblasöffnung in eine gekrümmte Form so ausgebildet ist, um zu einer unteren Endseite der Seitenwand der Plattenbasis gekrümmt zu sein.
 
9. Klimaanlage nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Plattenbasis aus einem synthetischen Harz gefertigt ist und einstückig bzw. integral mit einer vorderen Platte (145) geformt ist, die erste Öffnungen (143) entsprechend den Luftöffnungen und eine zweite Öffnung (144) entsprechend der Saugöffnung der Trichterform aufweist, und jede Luftablenkeinrichtung in der ersten Öffnung (143) angeordnet ist und das Sauggitter lösbar in der zweiten Öffnung (144) montiert bzw. festgelegt ist.
 


Revendications

1. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air (100) comprenant :

un corps d'enveloppe (110) qui comprend une caisse ayant la forme d'un parallélépipède rectangle, présentant une face inférieure ouverte sur un côté d'une pièce et suspendue par des boulons de fixation (4) à un plafond de manière que sa hauteur soit réglable, ladite caisse comportant une embouchure en forme de cloche (117) et des orifices d'aération (116) ; et un panneau inférieur (130) qui se présente sous la forme d'un cadre carré et qui est fixé à un côté frontal inférieur dudit corps d'enveloppe (110), ledit panneau inférieur (130) présentant une paroi latérale (136) et des parties angulaires découpées (210) à chacun de ses angles,

un ventilateur centrifuge (111), un moteur (112) destiné à entraîner ledit ventilateur centrifuge (111), et un échangeur de chaleur (114) disposé autour dudit ventilateur centrifuge (111), qui sont tous disposés à l'intérieur du corps d'enveloppe (110), ladite embouchure en forme de cloche (117) formant un orifice d'aspiration (151) pour ledit ventilateur centrifuge (111), et lesdits orifices d'aération (116) permettant que l'air qui a subi un échange de chaleur dans ledit échangeur de chaleur (114) les traverse,

des déflecteurs d'air (131) disposés de manière à correspondre auxdits orifices d'aération (116) et une grille d'aspiration (150) communiquant avec l'orifice d'aspiration (151) de ladite embouchure en forme de cloche (117), qui sont prévus au niveau du panneau inférieur (130),

un cadre décoratif (170) installé de manière sélective à différentes positions de hauteur sur la paroi latérale (136) dudit panneau inférieur (130), et

des moyens de variation de position d'installation (190) pour installer de manière sélective le cadre décoratif (170) aux différentes positions de hauteur sur la paroi latérale (136), et présentant des organes angulaires (230) fixés aux parties angulaires découpées (210), destinés à compenser les formes des parties angulaires découpées (210), ledit cadre décoratif (170) étant maintenu sur le panneau inférieur (130) à travers les organes angulaires (230) afin de régler sa hauteur.


 
2. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit organe angulaire présente des plaques latérales (231) droite et gauche faisant un angle de 90°, une partie de fixation (233) qui est vissée à l'angle dudit panneau inférieur est prévue sur une partie intérieure dudit organe angulaire, et des trous d'introduction de vis (234) sont formés à différentes positions de hauteur sur au moins une desdites plaques latérales (231), de telle sorte que ledit cadre décoratif soit fixé à un trou d'introduction de vis (234).
 
3. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel une partie en gradin (232) en forme de L destinée à venir en prise avec une face intérieure de ladite partie angulaire découpée est formée à une extrémité de chaque plaque latérale (231) dudit organe angulaire afin d'amener à niveau, l'une par rapport à l'autre, la face latérale dudit organe angulaire et la face latérale dudit panneau inférieur
 
4. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les différentes positions de hauteur dudit cadre décoratif correspondent à une position inférieure (A) sensiblement située sur un prolongement d'une surface de ladite grille d'aspiration et à une position supérieure (B) fixée au-dessus de ladite position inférieure (A), comme on l'observe à partir d'un côté d'une pièce.
 
5. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit panneau inférieur est prévu avec une partie d'entraînement (133) destinée à entraîner lesdits déflecteurs d'air, et ladite partie d'entraînement (133) est recouverte par un couvercle de protection (141).
 
6. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit panneau inférieur est prévu avec des paliers (142) destinés à supporter par rotation des parties centrales sur un côté superficiel arrière desdits déflecteurs d'air.
 
7. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit orifice d'aération est constitué d'un isolant thermique (113), ledit panneau inférieur est prévu avec une ouverture de soufflage d'air (138) communiquant avec ledit orifice d'aération, et l'extrémité inférieure de l'isolant thermique (113) formant ledit orifice d'aération est introduite étroitement entre la paroi latérale dudit panneau inférieur et une paroi latérale (139) de ladite ouverture de soufflage d'air (138) opposée à celle-ci.
 
8. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la paroi latérale de ladite ouverture de soufflage se présente sous une forme incurvée de manière à être incurvée vers un côté d'extrémité inférieure de la paroi latérale dudit panneau inférieur.
 
9. Dispositif de conditionnement d'air selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit panneau inférieur est constitué d'une résine synthétique et est moulé de manière solidaire avec un panneau avant (145) présentant des premières ouvertures (143) correspondant auxdits orifices d'aération et une deuxième ouverture (144) correspondant à l'orifice d'aspiration de ladite embouchure en forme de cloche, et chaque déflecteur d'air est disposé dans ladite première ouverture (143), et ladite grille d'aspiration est montée de manière détachable dans ladite deuxième ouverture (144).
 




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