Heat Pump

As with so many revolutionary ideas, this one started as a butcher paper doodle while waiting for our food at Macaroni Grill.

Anyone who has taken apart as many air conditioning units as I have knows these are by no means trivial devices. In an effort to help rescue humanity from environmental self destruction, I set out on a journey to design a simplified heat pump. I know, I know, not exactly a traditional starting point to save the world, but, hey, I really believe this will fix quite a few problems in the long run.

The heat pump is constructed from a series of heat tubes arranged in a circular pattern. Spinning these tubes at a specific speed would cause the outer edge of the disk to become hot and the center to cool down. Strategically placed insulation and fan blades cause hot air to be moved in one direction and cold air in the other way. Viola– a heat pump with a single moving part!

It turns out the United States Patent Office doesn’t recognize screen shots of Facebook posts of crayon drawings, so I went though the process of formally applying for a United States patent. Currently I’m waiting for the patent to be approved while I work on building a prototype. Anyone interested in what I’m doing can contact me through the form at the bottom of this page.


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