U.S. Patent Awarded to Vintage Air

(from Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 12 — Vintage Air, San Antonio, has been assigned a patent (7,971,445) developed by Ryan D. Zwicker, New Braunfels, Texas, for a “cableless air conditioner control system and method.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A cableless control system for an automobile air conditioner includes a slide pot potentiometer assembly for connection to an actuator arm on the back of a dashboard mounted control assembly. The position of the slide pot potentiometer assembly creates an electrical resistance signal which governs the position of the devices which moves the variable mechanical portions of the automobile air conditioner. The shape of the linear slide pot potentiometer assembly allows for the use of existing hardware and eliminates the need to run sheathed cables from the dashboard mounted control panel assembly to the mechanically variable portions which govern the operation of the automobile air conditioner.” The patent application was filed on Sept. 25, 2007 (11/903,883). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=79,71,445.PN.&OS=PN/79,71,445&RS=PN/79,71,445 Written by Ankita Das; edited by Jaya Anand.

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