Abstract

A method and apparatus for drying a room within a building by sealing the room from outside ambient air ingress, heating the room internally, sensing humidity levels within the room, exhausting the air from within the room and drawing in outside ambient air, sensing water content within the room, and repeating the sequence until a dry status …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Philip Harris, Jonathan Robert Jayne, Andrew Charles Habbershaw, Mark Lee Robinson, Daniel Court
Assignees (initial): DBK Technitherm Limited (Llantrisant, GB)
Agents: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC (attorney)

The application was examined by Kenneth Rinehart (USPTO dept. 3743), John McCormack

Claims

  • 1. An apparatus for drying a room, the apparatus comprising: …
  • 2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the heater is positioned in the first duct …
  • 3. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the first humidity sensor is positioned within the first …

International priority data

GB: 0813169.0 / Jul. 18, 2008 (national)

Cited documents

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Drawings

Brief Description of the Drawings

Several embodiments of the invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which, FIG. 1 is a schematic drawing of a drying …

Description

Background

This invention relates generally to the field of water damage restoration and water removal. More specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatuses for drying damp or water damaged …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/194,062 filed Sep. 23, 2008. This application also claims the benefit of British Application No. GB0813169.0, filed Jul. 18, …

Detailed Description of the Drawings

Turning now to FIG. 1 there is shown a schematic view of part of a damp or waterlogged room to be dried in accordance with the method of the invention …

More details about Method and Apparatus for Drying Rooms Within a Building

Miscellaneous patent data

The known applicant's name is Philip Harris, the application publication date is Jun. 25, 2009, the grant number is 08720080 (publication number), the application number is 12/491,511 (U.S.), the exemplary claims include number 1, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, the invention is named Method and Apparatus for Drying Rooms Within a Building, the grant date is May. 13, 2014 (publication date), the agent - Simpson & Simpson, PLLC, the drawings include the following: Schematic drawing of a drying, Method and Apparatus for Drying, Schematic circuit diagram of a drying, Schematic view of a drying, the assignee organization is DBK Technitherm Limited, located in Llantrisant (GB), categorized under Treating agent absorbs moisture as a primary classification, particularly claims an apparatus for drying a room, the apparatus comprising…, 16 claims comprise the protection scope, the invention description is illustrated by 4 drawings, was examined by Kenneth Rinehart, the main examiner, John McCormack, the assistant (3743 USPTO department), developed by Daniel Court et al., similar documents are classified under the stirring device moving in a horizontal or slightly-inclined plane, movement performed by reciprocating or oscillating conveyers propelling materials over stationary surfaces, with movement performed by reciprocating or oscillating shelves, sieves, or trays, radiation, e.g. from the sun, the stirring device moving in a vertical or steeply-inclined plane, Debris guard, the heat source and the materials or objects to be dried being in relative motion, e.g. of vibration, Serpentine path for material, gas or vapor temperature regulation, using electric heating, Winding reel, the movement being rotation, Machines or apparatus for drying fabrics, fibres, yarns, or other materials in long lengths, with progressive movement, Natural ambient air drying of material, the movement being in a vertical or steeply-inclined plane, applying suction, e.g. through perforated rollers, the patent extension term is 496 days, the published inventor's name is Robinson Mark Lee, explained by 7 figures.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under With sealing of treating chamber, Treating agent absorbs moisture, Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects not covered by groups F26B 9/00-F26B 17/00, With diverter means to alternate flow paths, With recirculation of gas or vapor, by evaporation or sublimation of moisture under reduced pressure, e.g. in a vacuum, Humidity, Of contacting gas humidity, With additional treating of recirculated portion, Drying solid materials or objects by processes involving the application of heat, by convection, i.e. heat being conveyed from a heat source to the materials or objects to be dried by a gas or vapour, e.g. air, Drying solid materials or objects by processes using a combination of processes not covered by a single one of groups F26B 3/00 or F26B 5/00, Treating agent absorbs moisture, Arrangements for supplying or controlling air or gases for drying solid materials or objects. The designated search classifications include by convection, i.e. heat being conveyed from a heat source to the materials or objects to be dried by a gas or vapour, e.g. air, Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects not covered by groups F26B 9/00-F26B 17/00, With gas or vapor circulation for contact with treated material, Treating agent absorbs moisture, With diverter means to alternate flow paths, the gas or vapour circulating over, or surrounding, the materials or objects to be dried, With sealing of treating chamber, With drying parameter control, Gas or vapor flow varied during treatment, Gas or vapor contact with treated material, Treating agent absorbs moisture, With regeneration or removal of treating agent, Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects at rest or with only local agitation, Domestic airing cupboards, With additional treating of recirculated portion, Timing of application of gas or vapor to treated material based on drying variables, Of contacting gas humidity, With recirculation of gas or vapor, With treated material recirculation, Temperature or moisture control of material treated or treating gas or vapor, Gas or vapor humidity regulation.

Patent details
Publication number 08720080
Publication date May. 13, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/491,511
Application date Jun. 25, 2009
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 496
National classification 34/352
Total number of claims 16
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 7
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