(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 21 March 2017 (21.03.2017)

Information valid as of: 07 November 2017 (07.11.2017)

Report generated on: 14 December 2019 (14.12.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2017/13159303 August 2017 (03.08.2017) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/TH2017/00000225 January 2017 (25.01.2017) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
62/288,586 (US)29 January 2016 (29.01.2016)
15/360,351 (US)23 November 2016 (23.11.2016)

(51) International Patent Classification:
F28D 5/02 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
CARTER, Robert S. [CA/TH]; 68/3 Moo 7 Nongplalai, Banglamung, Chonburi Province, 20150 (TH) (for all designated states)
GLADWIN, Timothy James [GB/TH]; 65/6 European Thai Houses, Moo 14, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Province, 20150 (TH) (for all designated states)
YORK, Jason Charles [AU/TH]; 488/62 Baan Klang Krung, Thonglor 14, Sukhumwit 55, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 (TH) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
CARTER, Robert S.; 68/3 Moo 7 Nongplalai, Banglamung, Chonburi Province, 20150 (TH)

(74) Common Representative(s):
YORK, Jason Charles; 488/62 Baan Klang Krung, Thonglor 14, Sukhumwit 55, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 (TH)

(54) Title (EN): WATER EVAPORATIVE COOLED REFRIGERANT CONDENSING RADIATOR UPGRADE
(54) Title (FR): MISE À NIVEAU DE RADIATEUR DE CONDENSATION DE FLUIDE FRIGORIGÈNE REFROIDI PAR ÉVAPORATION D'EAU

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A direct evaporative cooling system add-on to the existing air conditioning system for more effectively removing the Latent-heat-of-condensatioll of the refrigerant greatly enhances the EER rating of the system. Upgrading the conventional air-conditioning systems from air cooled refrigerant-condensing-radiator to water-evaporative-cooling via an ADD-ON unit, comprising a reservoir that stores water to be periodically pumped up a pipe under pressure controlled by the electronic controller for timing and quantity. The water is sprinkling uniformly with the help of a plurality of holes in the pipeline wetting the condensing radiator, some of which evaporates cooling the radiator and the excess returning to the reservoir to be recycled over the radiator repeatedly allowing the evaporation and heat exchange process to continue. This cooling effect reduces the pressures required by the compressor at the same time reducing the power drawn from the electrical grid saving money on the electric bill and in tum reducing the carbon footprint created by the use of air conditioning.
(FR): La présente invention concerne un système de refroidissement par évaporation directe ajouté au système de climatisation existant destiné à éliminer plus efficacement la chaleur latente de condensation du fluide frigorigène qui augmente considérablement l'EER nominale du système. La mise à niveau des systèmes de climatisation classiques de radiateur de condensation de fluide frigorigène refroidi à l'air à refroidissement par évaporation d'eau par le biais d'une unité ajoutée, comprenant un réservoir qui stocke l'eau devant être pompée périodiquement jusqu'à un tube sous pression commandé en moment et quantité par le dispositif de commande électronique. L'eau est pulvérisée uniformément à l'aide d'une pluralité de trous ménagés dans la conduite mouillant le radiateur de condensation, dont une partie s'évapore refroidissant le radiateur et l'excédent revenant au réservoir pour être recyclé sur le radiateur de manière répétée permettant au processus d'évaporation et d'échange de chaleur de continuer. Cet effet de refroidissement réduit les pressions requises par le compresseur tout en réduisant la puissance attirée du réseau électrique, faisant économiser de l'argent sur la facture d'électricité et réduisant à son tour l'empreinte carbone créée par l'utilisation de climatisation.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 03 November 2017 (03.11.2017) [US]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM

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