Patent 6739142 Issued on May 25, 2004. Estimated Expiration Date: December 4, 2021. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
62/92, With removing of moisture62/93, With removing of moisture62/94, By sorption62/241, Utilizing motion of vehicle62/244, Occupant-type vehicle62/271, ATMOSPHERE AND SORBENT CONTACTING TYPE62/480With solid sorbent
There is provided a system for pumping thermal energy. The system includes (a) a membrane permeator for removing vapor from a process gas and for providing a vapor-depleted process gas, and (b) a gas-liquid contactor for adding vapor from a liquid to a vapor-depleted gas to produce a vapor-added process gas. The system transfers a quantity of thermal energy from the liquid to the vapor-added process gas, and is also capable of upgrading the thermal energy to a higher temperature. The system may be used for various heat pump applications including chilling and waste heat or low level heat recovery.
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