Patent Number: 6,253,560

Title: Air conditioning system and method

Abstract: Air conditioning system and method in which a refrigerant from a compressor is circulated through a cooling element within a hermetically sealed, thermally insulated cooling compartment to cool a fluid within the compartment, and transferring the cooled fluid out of the compartment for use in cooling a space. In one disclosed embodiment, the fluid which is cooled is air which is blown out of the compartment into the space to be cooled. In another disclosed embodiment, the fluid is a coolant which is contained within a vertically extending tube that extends both within the compartment and through a heat exchanger positioned beneath the compartment, with air being cooled by blowing it through the heat exchanger and then into the space to be cooled.

Inventors: Cava; Frank James (Folsom, CA)


International Classification: B60H 1/32 (20060101); F24F 5/00 (20060101); F28D 20/02 (20060101); F28D 15/02 (20060101); F28D 015/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018