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 number10,760,795 B2
Filing date1/09/20
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5500-77948


  • air conditioning systems
  • cost-effective solutions
  • heating and cooling systems
  • higher energy effi­ciencies
  • reducing energy consumption


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