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Title: Cooling system having dual suction port compressor

A cooling system for appliances, air conditioners, and other spaces includes a compressor, and a condenser that receives refrigerant from the compressor. The system also includes an evaporator that receives refrigerant from the condenser. Refrigerant received from the condenser flows through an upstream portion of the evaporator. A first portion of the refrigerant flows to the compressor without passing through a downstream portion of the evaporator, and a second portion of the refrigerant from the upstream portion of the condenser flows through the downstream portion of the evaporator after passing through the upstream portion of the evaporator. The second portion of the refrigerant flows to the compressor after passing through the downstream portion of the evaporator. The refrigeration system may be configured to cool an appliance such as a refrigerator and/or freezer, or it may be utilized in air conditioners for buildings, motor vehicles, or other such spaces.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1377868
Assignee:
Whirlpool Corporation DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,746,208
Application Number:
14/636,442
Contract Number:
EE0003910
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 03
Research Org:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Works referenced in this record:

Heat pump
patent, September 2006

Refrigerator
patent-application, June 2007