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Ying Gong, Timothy B Hawkins: Air conditioning unit having coil portion with non-uniform fin arrangement. Rheem Manufacturing Company, Konneker & Smith P C, March 12, 2002: US06354367 (3 worldwide citation)

An air conditioning unit, representatively an outdoor condensing unit, is provided with a vertically oriented fin/tube coil portion through which a fan inwardly draws ambient air in a generally horizontal direction. The coil has a non-uniform fin arrangement that provides a bottom portion of the coi ...


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Michael W Branson, Kelvin W Kleman, Timothy B Hawkins, Diane M Jakobs: Gas fired modular blower control and associated methodology. RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, King & Spalding, May 16, 2017: US09651268 (1 worldwide citation)

An air heating and cooling system includes (1) a heat pump, illustratively devoid of auxiliary electric resistance type air heating structure, operative to provide refrigerant-based heating or cooling of air being delivered to a conditioned space, (2) a fuel-fired modular blower selectively operable ...


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Klint E Leete, Timothy B Hawkins, Jeremy L Babb: Apparatus and methods for pre-heating water with air conditioning unit or heat pump. RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, King & Spalding, April 17, 2018: US09945582

Water heater apparatus includes a tank for storing water; a heat exchanger associated with the tank and being operative to receive refrigerant and transfer heat therefrom to the tank, the heat exchanger representatively being a heat conductive tube externally wrapped around the tank in heat conducti ...


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Timothy B Hawkins, Jeremy L Babb: Apparatus and methods for heating water with refrigerant from air conditioning system. RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, King & Spalding, January 30, 2018: US09879881

An apparatus for heating water has a tank for storing water and an air conditioning system that defines a refrigerant flow path through which refrigerant flows. The refrigerant flow path passes through the heat exchanger so that refrigerant heat is contributed to the tank. A control system controls ...


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Klint E Leete, Timothy B Hawkins, Jeremy L Babb: Apparatus and methods for pre-heating water with air conditioning unit or heat pump. Rheem Manufacturing Company, Haynes and Boone, July 12, 2016: US09389000

Water heater apparatus includes a tank for storing water; a heat exchanger associated with the tank and being operative to receive refrigerant and transfer heat therefrom to the tank, the heat exchanger representatively being a heat conductive tube externally wrapped around the tank in heat conducti ...


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Timothy B Hawkins, Paul D McKim: Heat pump pool heater start-up pressure spike eliminator. RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Haynes and Boone, June 2, 2015: US09046286

In a heat pump pool heater, undesirable compressor-created pressure spikes resulting from start-up of the heater after extended idle periods thereof are substantially eliminated by the incorporation in the heat pump refrigerant circuit of a specially designed pressure spike eliminator structure. The ...


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Timothy B Hawkins, Paul D McKim: Heat Pump Pool Heater Start-Up Pressure Spike Eliminator. Rheem Manufacturing Company, October 4, 2012: US20120247142-A1

In a heat pump pool heater, undesirable compressor-created pressure spikes resulting from start-up of the heater after extended idle periods thereof are substantially eliminated by the incorporation in the heat pump refrigerant circuit of a specially designed pressure spike eliminator structure. The ...