Split Heating and Cooling Systems

Charles Booten (Inventor), Jonathan Winkler (Inventor), David Roberts (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure relates to air conditioning systems and methods. An aspect of the present disclosure is a device that includes a housing having an external surface and defining an interior volume, a heat exchanger positioned within the interior volume, a fluid line partially positioned within the interior volume, a sleeve extending from the external surface and terminating at a distal end of the sleeve, and a fluid connector. The sleeve has an outside wall spanning a length of the sleeve and defining an internal cavity, the fluid connector is positioned at or near the distal end, a portion of the fluid line is positioned within the internal cavity, and the fluid line provides a fluid connection between the heat exchanger and the fluid connector.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number10,156,369 B2
Filing date18/12/18
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5500-73002


  • air conditioning
  • connector
  • exchanger
  • internal cavity
  • outside wall
  • sleeve
  • systems


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