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MAGNETIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEM WITH SEPARATED INLET AND OUTLET FLOW

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160025385
9,677,792
A1
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An active magnetic regenerative (AMR) refrigerator apparatus can include at least one AMR bed with a first end and a second end and a first heat exchanger (HEX) with a first end and a second end. The AMR refrigerator can also include a first pipe that fluidly connects the first end of the first HEX to the first end of the AMR bed and a second pipe that fluidly connects the second end of the first HEX to the first end of the AMR bed. The first pipe can divide into two or more sub-passages at the AMR bed. The second pipe can divide into two or more sub-passages at the AMR bed. The sub-passages of the first pipe and the second pipe can interleave at the AMR bed.
Auringer, Jon Jay (Poynette, WI), Boeder, Andre Michael (Monona, WI), Chell, Jeremy Jonathan (Madison, WI), Leonard, John Paul (Cambridge, WI), Zimm, Carl Bruno (Madison, WI)
14/ 569,450
December 12, 2014
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000128 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.