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Title: Dryer appliances including an air circulation duct

Abstract

A dryer appliance including an air circulation duct is provided herein. The dryer appliance may also include a cabinet, a drum, an air handler, and a heat exchange section. The air circulation duct may define a recirculation loop with the drum. The air circulation duct may define a drum air inlet upstream from the drum and a drum air outlet downstream from the drum. The air circulation duct may further define a predetermined leakage port in fluid communication between the recirculation loop and the interior volume of the cabinet. The air handler may be disposed along the air circulation duct in fluid communication between the drum air outlet and the drum air inlet. The heat exchange section may be disposed along the air circulation duct in thermal communication with air within the recirculation loop.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600353
Patent Number(s):
10494756
Application Number:
15/814,474
Assignee:
Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Wilmington, DE); UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
D - TEXTILES D06 - TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE D06F - LAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/16/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Beers, David G., Dunn, David Scott, Gluesenkamp, Kyle R., Boudreaux, Philip R., and Shen, Bo. Dryer appliances including an air circulation duct. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Beers, David G., Dunn, David Scott, Gluesenkamp, Kyle R., Boudreaux, Philip R., & Shen, Bo. Dryer appliances including an air circulation duct. United States.
Beers, David G., Dunn, David Scott, Gluesenkamp, Kyle R., Boudreaux, Philip R., and Shen, Bo. Tue . "Dryer appliances including an air circulation duct". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600353.
@article{osti_1600353,
title = {Dryer appliances including an air circulation duct},
author = {Beers, David G. and Dunn, David Scott and Gluesenkamp, Kyle R. and Boudreaux, Philip R. and Shen, Bo},
abstractNote = {A dryer appliance including an air circulation duct is provided herein. The dryer appliance may also include a cabinet, a drum, an air handler, and a heat exchange section. The air circulation duct may define a recirculation loop with the drum. The air circulation duct may define a drum air inlet upstream from the drum and a drum air outlet downstream from the drum. The air circulation duct may further define a predetermined leakage port in fluid communication between the recirculation loop and the interior volume of the cabinet. The air handler may be disposed along the air circulation duct in fluid communication between the drum air outlet and the drum air inlet. The heat exchange section may be disposed along the air circulation duct in thermal communication with air within the recirculation loop.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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