Thermal-Energy-Cooler-HVAC Automobile System

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The TEC HVAC is a modification to the automotive transportation’s heating and cooling climate control system. The system shall be designed to integrate into a vehicle’s existing climate control system but shall incorporate stored thermal energy to cool and heat the vehicle’s cabin compartment; solar energy to power (or augment the existing power demand of) the climate control system; and a mobile application to remotely control various functions and operation of the existing climate control system. The objective of the TEC HVAC is to introduce a ‘Smart Auto’ Climate Control System to the automotive transportation industry – that is economically and environmentally compatible.

How does the TEC HVAC work: Thermal Energy is generated through the manipulation of thermoelectric energy [Thermal Electric Cooler (TEC)] and stored in a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) that contains a non-reactive filler material [Phase Change Material (PCM)]. This material shall be designed to absorb or release energy a predetermined thresholds, thus cooling or heating respectively.

When in operation, the primary power source will be monitored by a Programmable Controller Module (PCM). If the energy within the primary battery drops below a specified threshold the Solar Energy Grid will activate thus providing continuous operation and recharging the primary battery to a specified energy level. The PCM's Manual / Auto Mode, via the remote start feature shall have the capability to activate a Climate Control, based on preset parameters or a preset temperature, thus allowing cooling, and heating of the cabin compartment prior to entering the vehicle.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Jerome Daniels
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Business Owner/Manager
  • Jerome is inspired by:
    This design is an attempt to contribute to the reduction of the transportation industry on the environment, while continuing to provide the level of comfort we have become accustomed to enjoying.
  • Patent status:
    patented