Patent Number: 6,293,115

Title: Inlet air mixture control method for a vehicle air conditioning system

Abstract: An improved method for controlling inlet air mixing in a vehicle air conditioning system having an air inlet mixing device, wherein the mixing device is controlled under predefined operating conditions to improve vehicle fuel economy and achieve performance improvements associated with cabin air recirculation while maintaining a predefined level of outside air flow in the inlet air mixture of the system. The overall air flow is determined by the speed of an inlet air blower motor, and the control is enabled under high thermal loading to adjust the inlet air mixing device as a function of the blower motor speed so that the predetermined level of outside air flow is preserved regardless of the blower motor speed.

Inventors: Forrest; Wayne Oliver (Gasport, NY), Keen; Elliott D. (Lockport, NY)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60H 1/00 (20060101); B60H 1/32 (20060101); F25D 017/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018