Patent Number: 6,167,720

Title: Accumulator baffle molded from desiccant

Abstract: A dome-shaped baffle for an accumulator molded from desiccant material, which baffle separates and dries liquid and vapor components of an incoming flow of refrigerant while preventing the liquid refrigerant from entering an outlet tube. The dome-shaped baffle forces all of the refrigerant to contact the desiccant and has a barrier layer attached underneath that prevents liquid refrigerant from flowing through the baffle and directly into an inlet end of the outlet tube.

Inventors: Chisnell; Jerry H. (Northville, MI)

Assignee: Automotive Fluid Systems, Inc.

International Classification: F25B 43/00 (20060101); F25B 043/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018