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Publication numberUS1965255 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 3, 1934
Filing dateJul 25, 1932
Priority dateJul 25, 1932
Publication numberUS 1965255 A, US 1965255A, US-A-1965255, US1965255 A, US1965255A
InventorsAndrew J Peabody
Original AssigneeAndrew J Peabody
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Air cooling device
US 1965255 A
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y 1934. A. J. PEABODY 1,965,255

AIR COOLING DEVICE Filed July 25, 1932 A FIG-5.,

ANDREW J. PEABODY.

INVENTOR.

BY 2 m ATTORNEYS.

Famed My 3,1934 .l,-965,255

UNlTED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application July 25, 1932, Serial No. 624,532

4 Claims. (01. 261-30) My invention relates to new and useful imsorbent material or sheet 4 suspended or otherprovements 'in air cooling devices in which air wise positioned in the body portion of said device is injected into the device, humidified therein by means of a rod 5 attached to said body portion and then discharged therefrom into the air of a l and by fasteners 6 near the bottom of said 5 room, and has for its objects to provide an air sheet. The sheet is held at an inclined plane 60 cooling apparatus which is very light and adapted near its top by means of a cross bar 7 and in to be attached to an electric air circulating fan this position the sheet 4 may receive water as it of the kind used in circulating air in a room; to drops from the apertures 3. Under the sheet provide such apparatus in form whereby it may 4 at the place where the water drops thereon is 10 be entirely mounted on and carried by said fan; placed a strip of non-absorbent material such as as to provide it in form so that it may be attached rubber or rubberized cloth 8 extending across the to and carried entirely by the oscillating portion top of the sheet and by means of which the water of an oscillating fan and may oscillate therewith; dripping on said sheet is caused to be diffused to provide an absorbent sheet from which water across the entire sheet and thence downwardly may be evaporated in said device in form whereby over its entire surface. In the drawing this 70 the water thereon is readily diffused thruout the non-absorbent material is shown as being foldsheet; to provide a simple means whereby water ed within the hem of said sheet, which constitutes may be transferred to said sheet; and to promerely an inexpensive way of backing the sheet vide means of forcing or jetting the moist air with said non-absorbent material.

upwardly from said device with an asperating A catch basin for catching any surplus water 75 effect on the air surrounding the discharge ports from said sheet 4 is provided under said sheet by of the device. forming a closure in the bottom of the frame or 'With the above and other objects in view which body portion of the device wherein the surplus will appear as the description proceeds, my inwater may be caught.

vention consists in the novel features hereinafter The device is provided with an inlet 9 pref- 0 set forth in detail, illustrated in the accompanyerably round and of sufficient size to receive the ing drawing and more particularly pointed out desired amount of air'to be humidified in the dein the appended claims. vice, and an outlet 10, preferably several in num- Referring to the drawing in which numerals her as shown in the drawing, thru which the of like character designate similar parts thruout air after it has been humidified may be forced 85 the several views: from said apparatus into the room, and which Fig. 1 is a view of said'device in perspective, said outlets are preferably small enough to jet showing the intake side thereof without showing the air therefrom and act with an asperating efthe absorbent sheet therein which carries the feet on the air surrounding said openings. The

water to be evaporated. outlets are also preferably disposed upwardly and 90 Fig. 2 is a view in cross section of said device at such an angle that the air therefrom will be on line A-A of Fig. 3, and showing said abforced towards the ceiling of the room in several sorbent sheet in place in said apparatus. currents, it being the desire to cause the humidi- Fig. 3 is a view of the same in cross section on fied air to replace the upper strata of air in the 40 line B-B of Fig. 2, with said sheet in place in room to'lower its temperature and to provide a 95 said device. downward draft thereby. The jetting of the air I Fig. 4 is a view in side elevation of a convenupwardly also has the advantage of preventing tional air circulating fan of the oscillating type a current of air from flowing directly from said used for circulating air in a room, and having my fan.

air cooling device attached thereto and positioned On the device are located hooks or clamps or 100 thereon, and showing said fan on a wall bracket other fastening devices 11 with which the appaor shelf. ratus may be attached to the fan as shown in Fig.

Fig. 5 is adisclosure of the absorbent sheet used 4 wherein is shown a fan with a conventional in said device, with A a plan view and B a longuard thereon and to which the apparatus is atgitudinal cross sectional view, of the same. tached. This form of attachment permits the 05 1 represents generally the shell, frame or body apparatus t be readily Placed the fan and portion of the device, 2 a water reservoir thereon removed therefrom when it is not desired to use or therein, 3 a discharge port or outlet for said the same. The fan is shown as located on a wall reservoir thru which water may escape therefrom bracket 13 but may rest on the floor or a table or 5 by force of gravity to moisten or saturate an abany other customary place. The pair of lower o hooks 11 hook over the fan guard 14 of the fan, and for a larger fan the pair of upper hooksare used instead. Additional pairs of books for other sizes of fans may be provided.

In operation, water or other liquid is placed in the reservoir 2 and the device is hooked on the fan guard 14 of the fan 12. The device is designed so that when it is attached to the fan its bottom is positioned above the horizonof the base of the fan, so that it may clear any surface whereon the fan may rest and permits of the oscillation of the oscillating part of an oscillating fan when the device is attached to such type of fan. The device is completely carried on the fan or oscillating part thereof as aforesaid. The hooks 11 are positioned on the device so that it will not only clear the base horizon as aforesaid but will position the inlet 9 in alignment with the fan so that the current of air from the fan will be directed into said inlet. The apparatus is stable enough so that when the reservoir is filled with water, it will not overbalance the fan.

The water in said reservoir drips on the sheet 4 thru the apertures 3 and is diffused thruout the sheet. Any surplus water is caught in the catch basin aforesaid.

Air entering the inlet 9 under draft created by the fan 12 is directed against the sheet 4 which is saturated or moistened as aforesaid, causing the air to absorb said moisture from said sheet. Preferably the sheet is located within a humidifying chamber such as is shown in the drawing, said chamber being a closure except for the water inlet 3, the air outlets 10 and the air inlet 9, and in this form it not only causes the air entering the chamber to become thoroughly saturated but permits of its being forced or jetted thru an outlet or outlets 10 into the room. The total cross sectional area of the outlets 10 are preferably restricted with relation to the cross sectional area of the inlet 9, to cause pressure to be built up in the humidifying chamber sufficient to cause the air to be jetted from said chamber with an asperating effect as aforesaid. It is also preferred to position said outlet or outlets so that the air therefrom will be jetted upwardly as aforesaid, and when on an oscillating fan it is also advantageous to have a jet or jets so disposed on either side of a plane perpendicular to the axis of the inlet 9 and positioned substantially radially of said axis, so that with the oscillation of said apparatus the room is in effect sprayed with the humidified air therefrom.

Having thus fully disclosed my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An air cooling device adapted to be mounted on an air circulating fan of the kind used for circulating air in a room, and with said device comprising a body portion, a chambertherein wherein air may be humidified, a water reservoir thereon, means of transferring water from said reservoir to an absorbent material, an absorbent material as aforesaid located in said chamber and adapted for the evaporation of water therefrom and positioned to receive a current of air injected into said chamber thru an air inlet thereto, a catch basin positioned below said absorbent material, an air inlet in said chamber as aforesaid the axis of which inlet is substantially horizontally disposed, a plurality of air outlets from said chamber and with said outlets upwardly directed and substantially radially disposed with reference to said axis of said inlet, and means of mounting said device entirely on a fan as aforesaid in manner to cause a current of air from said fan to be directed into said chamber thru said inlet thereto.

2. An air cooling device comprising a body portion, a chamber therein wherein air may be humidified, a water reservoir thereon, means of transferring water from said reservoir to an absorbent material, an absorbent material as aforesaid located insaid chamber and adapted for the evaporation of water therefrom and positioned to receive a current of air injected into said chamber, a catch basin positioned below said-absorbent material, an air inlet in said chamber the axis of which inlet is substantially horizontally disposed, a fan positioned at adapted to force a draft of air into said chamber thru said inlet, means of rotating said fan, and an air outlet from said chamber the axis of which outlet is disposed in an upward direction at an angle to the axis of said inlet.

3. An air cooling device adapted to be mounted on an air circulating fan of the kind used for circulating air in a room, and with said device comprising a body portion, a chamber therein wherein air may be humidified, a water reservoir thereon, means of transferring water from said reservoir to an absorbent material, an absorbent material as aforesaid located in said chamber and adapted for the evaporation of water therefrom and positioned to receive a current of air injected into said chamber thru an air inlet thereto, a catch basin positioned below said absorbent material, an air inlet to said chamber as aforesaid the axis of which inlet is substantially horizontally disposed, an air outlet from said chamber positioned and adapted to direct air flowing therefrom upwardly and at an angle out of perpendicular, and meansof mounting said device entirely on a fan as aforesaid in manner such as to cause a current of air therefrom {a0 be directed into said chamber thru said air in- 4. An air cooling device adapted to be mounted on an air circulating fan of the kind used for circulating air in a room, comprising a body portion, a water reservoir thereon, means of transferring water from said reservoir to an absorbent material, an absorbent material as aforesaid adapted for the evaporation of water therefrom and positioned to receive a current of air directed from a fan as aforesaid, a catch basin positioned below said absorbent material, means of mounting said device entirely on a fan as aforesaid in manner such as to cause a current of air from said fan to be directed into said air cooling device, and means in said body portion of directing said current of air therefrom upwardly after the same has been caused to absorb moisture evaporated from said absorbent material.

ANDREW J; PEABODY.

said inlet and.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6311958 *Nov 24, 1999Nov 6, 2001Emerson Electric Co.Humidifier with detachable fan assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification261/30, 261/103
International ClassificationF24F6/04
Cooperative ClassificationF24F6/04
European ClassificationF24F6/04