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Title:
A PANEL RADIATOR SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/209198
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
The invention is related with a panel radiator system which comprises a space in the radiator body, a connector which enables distributing the liquid used for heating, and a valve positioned in said space to control the liquid passing through the connector by means of a core, which faces the space after being connected to the end of said connector.

Inventors:
ÜNAL, Altuğ (Nilüfer Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Nilüfer Bulvarı No:3, Nilüfer/Bursa, TR)
Application Number:
TR2018/050605
Publication Date:
October 31, 2019
Filing Date:
October 17, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MASTAŞ MAKİNA KALIP SANAYİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (Nilüfer Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Nilüfer Bulvarı No:3, Nilüfer/Bursa, TR)
ÜNAL, Altuğ (Nilüfer Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Nilüfer Bulvarı No:3, Nilüfer/Bursa, TR)
International Classes:
F24D19/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BİLEN SINAİ MÜLK. HİZ. DAN. MÜH. İTH. İHR. TİC. LTD. ŞTİ. (Hüdavendigarmah. Bent Cad. No:163/B, Osmangazi/Bursa, TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. The invention is related with a panel radiator (1 ) system characterized in that it comprises;

- a space (11 ) in the radiator body (10),

- a connector which enables distributing the liquid used for heating,

- a control element (21 ) positioned in said space (11 ), which faces the space (11 ) after being connected with one end of the connector, by means of a core (211 ) to control the liquid passing through the connector.

2. The invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system according to Claim 1 , characterized in that said connector comprises at least one control end (221 ), at least one inlet/outlet end (223) and at least one distribution end (222, 224), and said control element (21 ) contacts the control end (221 ).

3. The invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system according to Claim 1 , characterized in that said connector comprises at least one control end (231 ), at least one inlet end (235) and at least one outlet end (236), and said control element (21 ) contacts the control end (231 ).

4. The invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system according to Claim 3, characterized in that the connector is connected to a junction piece (12) by means of a spacing tube (238), and the junction piece (12) comprises a couple of distribution ends (232, 234) and a blind end (233) covered with a blind plug (239).

5. The invention is a panel radiator system according to Claim 1 , characterized in that; said control element (21 ) is a mechanical valve.

6. The invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system according to Claim 1 , characterized in that; said control element (21 ) is an electronic valve.

7. The invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system according to Claim 1 , characterized in that it comprises a temperature sensor (50) to measure temperature in the environment where the radiator is located, at least one communication unit (40) to ensure communication between the sensor (50) and the control element (21 ), and a processing unit (30) which enables controlling the control element (21 ) by creating a response according to the data received from the sensor (50).

Description:
A PANEL RADIATOR SYSTEM

TECHNICAL FIELD

The invention is related with a panel radiator system.

The invention is particularly related with a radiator system which substantially restricts or completely prevents external intervention of the temperature setting by repositioning the control element.

PRIOR ART

A radiator is a device with a wide heating surface positioned at a convenient place in the environment to be heated with hot water heating systems.

Inlets and outlets of hot water for hot water heating systems vary according to radiator types. These radiator types are: the classical type where the inlets and outlets are positioned at different points on the radiator to allow cross connection, the compact type where the hot water inlets and outlets are positioned at the same point by means of an interconnection on the radiator, and onyx (dual inlet) type radiators with dual water inlets and outlets where the water inlets and outlets are positioned at different points.

Radiators heat the environment by circulating the received hot liquid from the connectors throughout the grates in the body. Classical connectors are generally T-shaped. One end of this element is the inlet port which provides liquid supply, and the other two ends are the distribution ends which distribute the liquid into the grates. The inlet port is positioned to face outside the body to enable liquid intake. The flow of the hot liquid is generally controlled by means of a valve of the control element placed on the control end connected to the mentioned inlet end directly or to the control end connected with the inlet end. The control element can only be positioned outside of the body in the mentioned configuration. A similar condition is also applicable for the compact connectors which comprise both inlet and outlet ends. Said positioning of the control element on said radiator allows unauthorized individuals to tamper the setting of the control element in communal areas such as schools, hospitals and similar public organizations, and results in an increase in heating costs. Furthermore, the positioning of the control element on the outer part of the body results in easy stealing of the valves.

Furthermore, said positioning of the control element results in another problem which also concerns personal areas as much as public areas. Although valves are generally small pieces, they completely occupy the area where they are located, and make it unavailable for any other use. This embodiment challenges furniture layout dramatically, particularly in small apartments.

Another known problem is the failure to maintain the control element in a protected position. The control element positioned in the form of a projection is susceptible to any outside impact and various failures may occur due to the mentioned impacts.

The following documents have been identified as a result of the patent search.

German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) document, publication no. DE2527132 (A1 ) describes a hot water radiator valve connection. The invention describes repositioning the interconnector on the radiator, and the valve is located out of the radiator body.

The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office document, publication no. 2006/05999 describes a radiator connection assembly with the inlet/outlet at the back. The radiators includes a body which provides hot water inlet and return connections between the radiator and the hot water inlet and return connections of the heating plumbing to achieve water inlet and return at the same point, and the valve is positioned at the back of the body.

The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office document application no. 2013/02021 is related with innovation in right & left controlled panel radiators, the front face of which prevents the decrease in heat loss and controls the right and left inlet of the valve, thus providing energy saving, the positioning of said interconnector is outside of the radiator, although it is different than the positioning of the interconnector on standard radiators. Turkish Patent and Trademark Office document, application no. 2006/04328 describes a thermostatic valve insert adapter for aluminum radiators. The invention is the metal adapter used for mounting thermostatic valve inserts directly on the aluminum radiator cap profile without using flat or corner valve bodies. Said valve is positioned outside of the body.

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office document, application no. 2014/09016 describes a thermostatic valve featuring wireless communication, and a remote control system. The invention is a thermostatic valve featuring RF communication, and it is a valve which monitors the radiator remotely, sets the temperature, and turns on and off according to holidays, thus saving energy.

As a result, all problems described above have necessitated an innovation in the related field.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention is related with a radiator system which substantially restricts or completely prevents external intervention to the temperature setting by repositioning the control element. The invented panel radiator includes some space in the body, preferably in the lower part of the body, and a connector. The inlet end of the connector is connected to a hot water system. The hot water intake from there is transferred to the radiator grates via the distribution ends. The flow of the water passing through the connector is regulated with a control element, preferably a valve. In the invention, the connector includes a control end formed to face the space in the body, and the control element is connected with said control end. As a result, the control element of hot water flow could be positioned in said space in the body.

OBJECTIVE OF THE INVENTION

The present invention intends to eliminate the foregoing problems and introduce a technical innovation in the related field.

The main objective of the invention is to suggest a radiator system embodiment which substantially restricts or completely prevents external intervention to the temperature setting by repositioning the control element. Another objective of the invention is to prevent interventions by unauthorized individuals on the control element.

Another objective of the invention is to ensure security of the control element against stealing, and prevent any failures which may occur due to outside impacts.

Another objective of the invention is to enable saving area at the places where panel radiators are used.

The present invention is a panel radiator system which achieves all objectives mentioned above and is detailed as follows. Accordingly, the space in the radiator body comprises a connector which enables distributing the liquid used for heating, and a control element to control the liquid passing through the connector, which is positioned in said space after being connected to the end of said connector facing the space by means of a core. As a result, positioning the control element in the radiator body has become possible, external interventions have been avoided and area has been saved.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention, said connector includes at least one control end, at least one inlet end and at least one distribution end, and said control element is connected to the control end. As a result, making the control on the inlet end is prevented, and positioning the control element in the panel radiator body has become possible.

In another preferred embodiment of the invention, said connector includes at least one control end, at least one inlet end, at least one outlet end, and it is connected to the control end of said control element. As a result, it is provided through the inlet and outlet element, and positioning the control on the inlet end is prevented, and positioning the control element outside of the panel radiator body has become possible.

In another preferred embodiment of the invention, said connector is connected to a connection element by means of a spacer tube, and the connection element comprises a blind end covered with a couple of distribution ends and a blind plug. As a result, it enables transmission of the hot liquid to grates.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention, said control element is a mechanical valve. Thus, setting the temperature through manual handling has been enabled. In another preferred embodiment of the invention, said control element is an electronic valve. Thus, a more precise temperature setting compared to the alternatives has been enabled.

A preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a temperature sensor to measure temperature in the environment where the radiator is located, at least one communication unit to ensure communication between the sensor and the control element, and a processing unit which enables controlling the control element by creating a response according to the data received from the sensor. As a result, the control element setting can be modified automatically according to the ambient temperature.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is the side elevation of the inner structure of a preferred embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is an isometric view of the valve structure.

Figure 2. A is the right elevation of the control element and the core.

Figure 2.B is the top sectional elevation of the valve.

Figure 3 is the side elevation of the inner structure of an alternative the invention.

Figure 3.A is an isometric elevation of the customized compact connector.

Figure 3.B is a detail view of the ends of the customized compact connector in Figure 3. A.

Figure 3.C is a sectional view of the valve with the customized compact connector in Figure 3.A.

Figure 4 is a simplified schematic view of the invented system.

DESCRIBING THE REFERENCE NUMBERS OF THE FIGURES

1. Panel radiator

10. Body

11. Opening 12. Connection element

13.Grate

20. Valve

21. Control element

211. Core

2111. Joint

212. Nut

22. Customized connector

221. Control end

222. Distribution end

223. Inlet/Outlet

224. Distribution end

225. Lettuce

23. Customized compact connector

231. Control end

232. Distribution end

233. Blind end

2331. Blind plug

234. Distribution end

235. Inlet

236. Outlet

237. Core

238. Spacer tube

239. Collection end

30. Processing unit

40. Communication unit

50. Sensor DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invented panel radiator (1 ) system is described in this detailed description with the embodiments only to facilitate understanding the invention and without having any restrictive effect.

The subject of the invention is related with a panel radiator (1 ) system which substantially restricts or completely prevents external intervention to heat setting by repositioning the control element (21 ).

Figure 1 provides the inner configuration of an embodiment of the invention. Said invention is a panel radiator (1 ) system, and substantially it comprises;

- a space (1 1 ) in the radiator body (10),

- a connector which enables distributing the liquid used for heating,

- a control element (21 ) positioned in said space (1 1 ), after being connected with one end of the connector, which faces the space (1 1 ) by means of a core (21 1 ) to control the liquid passing through the connector.

The panel radiator (1 ) comprises a body (10), a connector through which the hot liquid enters and is distributed to the grates (13), and a valve (20) to control the flow of the liquid passing through the connector. Said liquid is transferred to the grates (13) which consists of ducts, and heat the environment. Panel radiators (1 ) comprise connection elements (12) which are preferably positioned on their corners. Connection elements (12) enable discharging and transferring the liquid from the panel radiator (1 ). The connector is a structure which enables liquid inlet and distribution at least, and it includes at least one end on the side that faces the spacing (1 1 ) of the body (10) to place the valve (20) on.

Said shaft (1 1 ) is preferably located at the lower corner of the body (10), and it can be created at any position that faces the valve (20). The space (1 1 ) has a volume at least big enough for the control element (21 ) to fit in.

Figure 2 provides an isometric view of the valve (20) structure. The valve (20) substantially comprises a control element (21 ), a core (21 1 ), and a customized connector (22). The control element (21 ) is connected with the core (21 1 ). The core (21 1 ) moves back and forth at the end where it enters the connector with the propulsion received from the control element (21 ). Figure 2.A provides the upper sectional view of the control element (21 ) and the core (21 1 ) and Figure 2.B provides the upper sectional view of the valve (20).

In a preferred embodiment of the invention, said connector includes at least one control end (221 ), at least one inlet/outlet end (223) and at least one distribution end (222, 224), and said control element (21 ) contacts the control end (221 ). Said configuration is defined as the customized connector (22).

The customized connector (22) is substantially formed as“+” shaped. The inlet/outlet end (223) faces out from the body (10). Liquid enters/exits from the panel radiator (1 ) by means of a tube or a similar structure connected to the inlet/outlet end (223). After entering through the inlet, the liquid is transferred to the distribution ends (222, 224) from the core (225) where the ends (221 , 222, 223, 224) join, and from there to the grates (13). The control end (221 ) is positioned opposite to the inlet/outlet end (223). The control end (221 ) faces the space (1 1 ) in the body (10).

An installation nut (212) is placed between the control element (21 ) and the control end (221 ) of said core (21 1 ). The core (221 ) covers the inlet/outlet end (223) and/or the core (225) by moving forward or being withdrawn from the control end (221 ) with the propulsion received from the control element (21 ), or leaves it open at a certain level. Thus, the amount of liquid passing through the customized connector (22) can be controlled. There is a gasket (21 1 1 ) at the end of the core (21 1 ) to ensure tightness. Here, thanks to positioning the control element (21 ) connected to the control end (221 ) on the customized connector (22), it is seated on the space (1 1 ) in the body (1 1 ). As a result, the control element (21 ) is protected against both external intervention and impacts and does not cover an extra area.

Figure 3 is the lateral elevation of the inner configuration of an alternative embodiment of the invention, Figure 3. A. is an isometric view of the customized compact connector, Figure 3.B is the detail of the customized compact connector ends (23) in Figure 3.A, and Figure 3.C is the sectional elevation of the control element (21 ) and the customized compact connector (23) in Figure 3. A

In a preferred embodiment of the invention, said connector includes at least one control end (231 ), at least one inlet/outlet end (235) and at least one distribution end (222, 236), and said control element (12) contacts the control end (238). Said control element (21 ) is connected to the control end (231 ). Said configuration is defined as the customized compact connector (23).

The customized compact connector (23) resembles the customized connector (22), whereas it includes both the inlet (235) and the outlet (236) ends. Liquid enters the panel radiator (1 ) by means of a tube or a similar structure connected to the inlet end (235). The liquid, after being supplied through the inlet end (235), passes through the core (237) and it is transferred from the main pipe (238) to a connector (12) with distribution ends (232, 234). The connector’s (12) distribution ends (232, 234) are connected to the grates (13). It is taken from the radiator through the collection ends (239) and discharged through the liquid outlet end (236). The control end (221 ) faces the space (1 1 ) in the body (10). Said connector (12) preferably includes a blind (233) end, and this blind end (233) is covered with a blind plug (2331 ). Liquid can be discharged from there after the blind plug (2331 ) is removed. Similarly, the outlet end (236) has a blind end (233) covered with a blind plug (231 1 ) also at the portion which faces outward the radiator (1 ).

Said core (21 1 ) is placed on the control end (231 ). The core (221 ) closes the water passage or lefts it open at a certain level by advancing or being retracted with the propulsion received from the mechanism control element (21 ) in it. Thus, the amount of liquid passing through the compact connector (23) can be controlled. Here, thanks to positioning the control element (21 ) connected to the control end (231 ) on the customized compact connector (23), it is seated on the space (10) in the body (1 1 ). As a result, the control element (21 ) is protected against both external intervention and does not cover an extra area.

In said embodiments, the control element (21 ) may be a mechanical valve or an electronic valve. The examples given here may be any device/mechanism that enables moving the core of the control element (21 ) back and forth without being restricted.

Figure 4 is a simplified schematic view of the invented system.

A preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a temperature sensor (50) to measure temperature in the environment where the radiator is located, at least one communication unit (40) to ensure communication between the sensor (50) and the control element (21 ), and a processing unit (30) which enables controlling the control element (21 ) by creating a response according to the data received from the sensor (50).

In this configuration, the communication unit (40) may be any device known in the previous art to provide communication between the processing unit (30) and the sensor (50). For example RF-LF modules, Bluetooth, IR (infrared) communication systems, Wi- Fi or wireless connection systems will provide the desired result.

In said system, the temperature is measured continuously or in certain intervals by the temperature sensor (50). The data of the temperature sensor (50) are transferred to the processing unit (30) by means of said communication unit (40), and the processing unit (30) creates a response according to the predefined intervals or a certain algorithm and triggers the control element (21 ). Accordingly, the control element (21 ) moves the core (211 ) and controls the amount of liquid to pass through the connection piece.

The protection scope of the invention is described in the claims annexed, and may not certainly be restricted for those described in this detailed description for illustration. As a matter of fact, obviously a person specialized in the art may suggest similar embodiments under the light of those described above, without diverging from the main theme of the invention.