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Super energy saver heat pump with dynamic hybrid phase change material

United States Patent

7,757,508
July 20, 2010
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Super Energy Saver Heat Pump
A heat pump has a refrigerant loop, a compressor in fluid communication with the refrigerant loop, at least one indoor heat exchanger in fluid communication with the refrigerant loop, and at least one outdoor heat exchanger in fluid communication with the refrigerant loop. The at least one outdoor heat exchanger has a phase change material in thermal communication with the refrigerant loop and in fluid communication with an outdoor environment. Other systems, devices, and methods are described.
Ally; Moonis Raza (Oak Ridge, TN), Tomlinson; John Jager (Knoxville, TN), Rice; Clifford Keith (Clinton, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 162,167
20070044494
August 31, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and U.T. Battelle, LLC. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.