TODAY’S PATENT – DEHUMIDIFIER
The DEHUMIDIFIER was invented by Thomas H. Youngworth (North Quincy, MA) on 5th of February 1985, bearing the patent number US4497182A.
The present invention relates generally to dehumidifiers and, more particularly, to a low temperature dehumidifier for converting warm moist air to dry cool air.
A dehumidifier for converting warm moist air to dry cool air. The dehumidifier includes a fan for delivering warm moist air to a plenum chamber, a dehumidifier chamber mounted adjacent to and communicating with the plenum chamber and provided with a condensing surface, a device for supplying a refrigerant to the dehumidifier chamber, and a structure for supplying short bursts of heat to the condensing surface. The condensing surface can be tapered or straight lengthwise and can be of any cross-sectional shape. Further, the condensing surface can comprise a plurality of air passages, again tapered or straight and of any cross-sectional shape.