Patent Number: 6,253,839

Title: Refrigeration evaporator

Abstract: A method of making an evaporator and the resultant evaporator. The resultant evaporator comprises a continuous serpentine tube having an inlet and an outlet. The serpentine tube includes at least one column of parallel tube runs. Each tube run is defined by at least one reverse bend. The column of parallel tube runs has an overall length defined by the distance between the outermost tube runs. The evaporator further comprises a plurality of inner fins attached to the individual tubes. Each inner fin extends between two tube runs defined by opposite ends of a reverse bend. The inner fins have a length less than the overall length the column of tube runs.

Inventors: Reagen; Scot (Farmington Hills, MI), Sensmeier; Jeff (Orion Township, MI)

Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems Corp.

International Classification: B21D 53/08 (20060101); B21D 53/02 (20060101); B23P 15/26 (20060101); F28F 1/32 (20060101); F25B 39/02 (20060101); F28D 1/04 (20060101); F28D 1/047 (20060101); F28D 001/00 (); F28D 001/04 (); F28F 001/30 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018