KR101507163B1 - Indoor unit for air conditioning apparatus - Google Patents

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KR101507163B1
KR101507163B1 KR1020080110786A KR20080110786A KR101507163B1 KR 101507163 B1 KR101507163 B1 KR 101507163B1 KR 1020080110786 A KR1020080110786 A KR 1020080110786A KR 20080110786 A KR20080110786 A KR 20080110786A KR 101507163 B1 KR101507163 B1 KR 101507163B1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units for air-conditioning, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station
    • F24F1/0007Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F1/00Room units for air-conditioning, e.g. separate or self-contained units or units receiving primary air from a central station
    • F24F1/0007Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units
    • F24F1/0043Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units characterised by mounting arrangements
    • F24F1/0057Indoor units, e.g. fan coil units characterised by mounting arrangements mounted in or on a wall
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F11/00Control or safety arrangements
    • F24F11/30Control or safety arrangements for purposes related to the operation of the system, e.g. for safety or monitoring
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F11/00Control or safety arrangements
    • F24F11/70Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof
    • F24F11/72Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure
    • F24F11/79Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure for controlling the direction of the supplied air
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F13/00Details common to, or for air-conditioning, air-humidification, ventilation or use of air currents for screening
    • F24F13/20Casings or covers
    • F24F2013/207Casings or covers with control knobs; Mounting controlling members or control units therein
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24FAIR-CONDITIONING; AIR-HUMIDIFICATION; VENTILATION; USE OF AIR CURRENTS FOR SCREENING
    • F24F2120/00Control inputs relating to users or occupants
    • F24F2120/10Occupancy

Abstract

The present invention relates to an indoor unit of an air conditioner, wherein a human body sensing means is coupled to one side of an indoor unit so as to be able to ascend and descend.
According to the present invention, there is an effect that the detection range of the sensing means for sensing the presence of a person during the operation of the indoor unit is enlarged compared with the conventional one.
Indoor unit, heat exchanger, filter

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[0001] The present invention relates to an indoor unit for an air conditioner,
The present invention relates to an indoor unit of an air conditioner.
Generally, an air conditioner refers to a device that allows heat exchange between a refrigerant and room air so that the room is maintained in a heating or cooling state.
The air conditioner includes an outdoor unit accommodating a compressor, and an indoor unit installed in the indoor unit to exchange heat between the indoor air and the refrigerant. Depending on the product, the indoor unit and the outdoor unit may be integrated.
The indoor unit is equipped with a heat exchanger, a fan assembly, and a filter for filtering intake air. The indoor unit can be divided into a wall-mounted type, a floor-mounted type, and a window-type, depending on the installation position.
Particularly, in the case of the wall-mounted type indoor unit, the discharge louver is provided at the lower end of the indoor unit to control the discharge direction of the air. That is, in the cooling mode, the air is discharged close to the ceiling, and in the heating mode, the air is discharged close to the bottom.
In recent years, there has been an indoor unit with a function of automatically adjusting the discharge direction of air according to the position of a person when a person is present in the room.
It is an object of the present invention to provide an indoor unit that senses the position of a person in a room and adjusts a discharge direction of the air according to a location of a person.
It is also an object of the present invention to provide an indoor unit in which the structure of the sensing means is improved to enlarge the human body detection range.
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an indoor unit of an air conditioner including: a main body including a chassis forming a rear surface and a front frame coupled to a front of the chassis; A heat exchanger accommodated inside the body portion; A fan housed inside the main body and provided on a rear side of the heat exchanger; And a moving sensor assembly movably mounted on a bottom surface of the main body to sense movement of an object including a person.
According to the indoor unit of the air conditioner according to the embodiment of the present invention configured as described above, the position of the person existing in the space in which the indoor unit is installed is sensed and the discharge direction of the air is automatically controlled.
Further, there is an effect that the detection range of the sensing means mounted on the indoor unit is widened as compared with the conventional one.
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to specific examples. It is to be understood, however, that the spirit of the invention is not limited to the embodiments shown, but is to be included within the scope of the invention, to the extent that they are easily permutable and alterable by those skilled in the art from the presented embodiments.
1 is a cross-sectional view of an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Referring to FIG. 1, an indoor unit 10 of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a chassis 11 provided with a stabilizer 111 for generating an air flow on its front surface, A front frame 13 coupled to the front of the chassis 11 and having a suction grill 131 formed on an upper surface of the front frame 13, And a front panel 14 movably coupled to the front surface of the front panel 14.
The indoor unit 10 includes an inner panel 15 linked to the rear surface of the front panel 14 and rotatably provided on the front frame 13, A fan 20 provided below the heat exchanger 19 for sucking and discharging indoor air and a lower end of the heat exchanger 19 for supporting the lower end of the heat exchanger 19, A discharge grill 16 is provided.
The indoor unit 10 is provided with a discharge vane 21 for selectively shielding the discharge port 21, a discharge louver 22 provided in the discharge port 21 to adjust the discharge direction of the air together with the discharge vane 21, A bottom plate 23 for shielding the piping passing through the lower end of the indoor unit 10 and a tubing holder 24 rotatably coupled to the chassis 11 and supporting the piping.
The indoor unit 10 is provided with a pre-filter 17 for purifying the air sucked through the front frame 13 and the suction grille 131, and a pre- And a dust filter 18 provided between the heat exchangers 19.
2 is an external perspective view showing an operating state of an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention.
Referring to FIG. 2, the indoor unit 10 of the air conditioner according to the embodiment of the present invention has a structure in which a discharge grill 16 having a discharge port is provided at the lower end of the indoor unit 10. That is, the discharge port is located on the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10, and the discharge vane 21 and the discharge louver 22 are provided in the discharge port. Therefore, the sucked indoor air passes through the heat exchanger 19 and then is discharged to the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10. [
Further, the front panel 14 is raised while rotating by the link member 26 for indoor air suction. In detail, the front panel 14 is raised by the rotation of the link member 26 such that the upper end thereof is tilted forward. Accordingly, the indoor air is sucked through the suction grille 131 and sucked through the space formed between the front frame 13 and the front panel 14. At this time, the inner panel 15 provided on the rear surface of the front panel 14 is fixedly held on the front surface of the front frame 13.
A moving sensor assembly 27 for detecting the movement of the human body is mounted on the bottom edge of the indoor unit 10.
In detail, the moving sensor assembly 27 is drawn into the indoor unit 10 when the indoor unit 10 is not operated. When the indoor unit 10 is operated, the moving sensor assembly 27 descends and protrudes from the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10 do. The moving sensor assembly 27 is rotatable about a vertical axis by a predetermined angle.
Since the moving sensor assembly 27 is protruded from the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10 by a predetermined length and is rotatable in the left and right direction, the moving sensor assembly 27 has an advantage that the range of sensing the movement of the human body is widened.
Hereinafter, the configuration and operation of the moving sensor assembly 27 will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.
 3 and 4 are perspective views of a moving sensor assembly mounted on an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention.
3 and 4, the moving sensor assembly 27 according to the embodiment of the present invention includes a frame 271 having a hollow portion formed therein, a case 272 fitted and raised to the hollow portion, A plurality of moving sensors 277 provided in the case 272, a motor bracket 274 fixed to the case 272, a rotation motor 278 mounted on the motor bracket 274, A rotating bracket 275 connected to the rotating shaft of the rotating motor 278 and a plurality of moving sensors 277 attached to the rotating bracket 275 to detect movement of an object, An elevating motor 279 mounted on the outer surface of the elevating motor 272 and a pinion 273 provided on the rotating shaft of the elevating motor 279.
Specifically, a rack 272b is formed on one side of the edge of the case 272 so as to engage with the pinion 273 in a vertical direction, and a guide protrusion 272a protrudes from the other side. The frame 271 is formed with a guide rail 276 for receiving the guide protrusion 272a and guiding the case 272 so as to stably ascend and descend in a vertical direction.
More specifically, both end portions of the motor bracket 274 are bent downward and are coupled to the edge of the case 272. The rotation motor 278 is mounted on the motor bracket 274. Therefore, the case 272 and the rotation motor 278 can move up and down in one body. The rotation bracket 275 is accommodated in the case 272 while being coupled to the rotation shaft of the rotation motor 278. By the rotation of the rotation motor 278, the rotation is made by a predetermined angle in the forward direction or the reverse direction. The elevating motor 179 rotates the pinion 273 while being fixed to the frame 271. Then, the rack 272b engaged with the pinion 273 is raised or lowered. Since the rack 272b is integrally formed at the edge of the case 272, the case 272 is moved up and down by driving the elevating motor 279. [ The frame 271 is fixed to the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10.
Hereinafter, the operation of the moving sensor assembly 27 will be described.
First, when an operation signal is input to the indoor unit 10, the front panel 14 rises to open the front suction port, and the discharge vane 21 rotates to open the discharge port. Power is applied to the elevating motor 279, and the pinion 273 connected to the rotating shaft of the elevating motor 279 rotates. The rack 272b engaged with the pinion 273 is lowered so that the case 272 protrudes from the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10. [ When the rotation motor 278 is operated, the rotation bracket 275 rotates so that the moving sensor 277 rotates left or right by a predetermined angle.
A plurality of moving sensors 277 may be mounted on the rotating bracket 275. The plurality of moving sensors 277 may be mounted facing different directions so that the sensing range may be widened.
The case 272 is detachably coupled to the frame 271 so that the combination of the case 272, the moving sensor 277, the motor bracket 274, and the rotating motor 278 is one The present invention can be provided in a modular form. In other words, when the case 272 is pulled up, the guide protrusion 272a rises along the guide rail 276, and when the case 272 is released from the guide rail 276, .
According to the above construction, since the moving sensor 277 protrudes downward from the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10 by a predetermined length and can rotate in the left and right direction, the state in which the moving sensor 277 does not protrude from the bottom surface of the indoor unit 10 It is possible to obtain an effect that the sensing range is widened as compared with the sensing means fixed to the indoor unit 10. [
1 is a sectional view of an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention.
2 is an external perspective view showing an operating state of an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention;
3 and 4 are perspective views of a moving sensor assembly mounted on an indoor unit of an air conditioner according to an embodiment of the present invention.

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  1. A chassis having a rear surface, and a front frame coupled to the front of the chassis;
    A heat exchanger accommodated inside the body portion;
    A fan housed inside the main body and provided on a rear side of the heat exchanger;
    And a moving sensor assembly movably mounted on a bottom surface of the main body to sense movement of an object including a person,
    In the moving sensor assembly,
    A frame fixed to a bottom surface of the body portion and having a hollow portion formed therein;
    A case received in the hollow portion and movably coupled to the frame;
    A plurality of moving sensors rotatably received in the case, the moving sensors mounted in different directions;
    A rotation bracket accommodated in the case with the moving sensor mounted thereon;
    A rotation motor for providing rotation force to the rotation bracket;
    A rack extending in a vertical direction at one side edge of the case;
    A pinion engaged with the rack; And
    And a lift motor mounted on one side of the frame and providing a rotational force to the pinion so that the case can be elevated inside the frame,
    Wherein the moving sensor assembly is provided in the form of a single module.
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  3. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the moving sensor is rotatably provided at a predetermined angle in the left-right direction.
  4. The method according to claim 1,
    In the moving sensor assembly,
    A rotating bracket accommodated in the case with the moving sensor mounted thereon,
    A rotation motor for providing a rotational force to the rotation bracket;
    And a motor bracket fixed to the case to support the rotation motor.
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  9. The method according to claim 1,
    In the moving sensor assembly,
    A guide projection projecting from the other side edge of the case,
    Further comprising a guide rail extending vertically at one side of the frame to receive the guide protrusion.
  10. The method according to claim 1,
    And the case is detachably coupled to the frame.
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EP09250130A EP2184553B1 (en) 2008-11-10 2009-01-19 Indoor unit of air conditioner
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