intelligent air conditioner

Intelligent Air Conditioner/Ventilation - to help you cut your gas bill by 60%


Intelligent Air Conditioning/Air Ventilation


intelligent heat tracking air conditioner

Intelligent Heat Tracking Air Conditioner Tracking Moving Room Occupant


What is Intelligent Air Conditioning?

An intelligent air conditioner is capable of adjusting its cooling power by way of having its multiple air nozzles individually actively tracking the point of where the room occupant (heat) is - and to deliver conditioned air to that point and no more. No other air conditioner (or heater) which includes so called 'smart air conditioner' is able to perform such a feat - the idea is to run it in the most efficient way and also it does not waste its energy cooling places that have no occupant like the ceiling (there is little heat there) and corners of the room. This is why we call it intelligent - it is able to fine tune its cooling to suit the situation on its own. Even though it can be commanded remotely, there is no need to do so for it will throttle down its cooling power when it detects no occupant in the space that it work in. On top of that it is able to actively track the 'moving point' of heat and also able to understand the occupant's preference of comfort level - this by machine learning, yes through artificial intelligence. It is after all also a spot air conditioner - it does not cool those points that have little amount of heat. On a hot day you will save 60 % of your gas bill and more! The beauty of intelligent air conditioner is that it is intelligent enough to work its way without the need for human intervention - on top of it running with the best of efficiency, something that inverter air conditioner cannot even claim. If we were to rely on air conditioners to cool our ever warming environment, then we will have no choice but to have to depend on the new line of intelligent air conditioners to do the cooling - air conditioners will be relied on to prevent us from experiencing heat stroke!


An intelligent air conditioner designed for efficient use of energy will:

button It is able to sense where are the heat spots in the room - and direct its cooled air (or warm air) to the target (human)

button It also meters the right amount of cooled air to its target (will be determined by the size)

button It also tracts the target in real time so if the target were to move - it follows it

button It uses advance infra-red sensors to tract

button If the room is empty, it will throttle down or will shut off after a certain time

button It is connected to the internet so it is also smart enough to be commanded from a remote position

button It is enabled with an artificial intelligence module (through edge computing) to do machine learning and user preferences

button Capable of being integrated with intelligent air ventilation to avert the spread of pathogens

button Capable of running in an open space environment where there is energy leakage


As a result of ever infectious diseases like the novel corona virus coming to our lives, we would need to ask ourselves whether the air conditioning system that we had for ages should be discarded - the reason being that our air conditioning system was designed during the time when we had plenty of fuel to burn and also when no one would have been concerned about being infected with dangerous virus. Our conventional air conditioning system was designed for an enclosed space - without any form of ventilation. But since we have less fossil fuel now, we should really take a hard look at our HVAC system to see whether we should re-design the system. Perhaps we should have a system that caters to an open space or a space with ventilation? But how do we air condition an open space? Would we need to burn more fuel then? Not really, as we have a new air conditioning system that caters to an open space. We called it "Intelligent Open Space Air Conditioning," yes, an idea that many people have been waiting for. Patentagentip engineers have succeeded in designing a new air-conditioning system that is able to be intelligent enough to determine how occupied is a space and thence go to tune the air-conditioning efficiently so as be able to direct the cooled air to the occupant of the space. So if you have an open space or a space that have ventilation built in, the intelligent air conditioning nozzles will direct the cooled air (or warm air) to the occupants who might be sitting together or separately in a room space - and not directing the cooled air to the ceiling or corners of the room.

individual select cooling

Individually select cooling

The Intelligent Open Space Air Conditioner is designed to be Industry 4.0 ready so that it can be connected to outside network and thus be commanded remotely - as it is the unit is able to self control without outside command. The best thing is that it will automatically control by itself once set and intelligent enough to sense how many people it got to cool and where - automation makes our lives feeling super comfortable. And when you can air-condition an open space, you will not need to worry about the spread of infectious diseases as you can afford to have fresh air ventilated in and out of the space. We will have less of the flu and people will not need to breathe in other people's vomit! The new system (first of its kind in the world) is designed like a ceiling fan but operates like a robot. The air conditioning nozzle is articulated on three axes, so it will be able to deliver conditioned air (hot or cold) to the place of demand. "Intelligent Open Space Air conditioning" is designed to save you forty per cent of your utility fuel bill. Will it be able to cool the Qatar World Cup Stadium? Yes, certainly, because it was designed for an open space environment like that of a football stadium - it will need to force cooled air from out of the seating position!



newsweek

Air conditioning appears to spread coronavirus-but opening windows could stop it, studies suggest.

Opening windows in buildings, including our homes, may prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scientists believe

Experts in health, the built environment and microbiology at the University of Oregon and the University of California, Davis, made the recommendations by reviewing existing studies on germs including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19 disease).

They also looked at data on other members of the large coronavirus family of bugs which trigger severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). They published their findings in the journal mSystems.

The team hope their recommendations will help those tasked with deciding when and how to ease social distancing measures as the pandemic continues. According to Johns Hopkins University, 1.9 million people worldwide have so far been diagnosed with COVID-19, more than 126,700 people have died, and almost 494,000 have recovered.

April 2020 Newsweek



Open up your windows if you want to avoid catching coronavirus!


We are now capable of bringing air conditioning to an open space or space that have provisions of allowing fresh air to enter the environmental space. It also means that stale air (might be virus infested) can be filtered (to kill off the virus) and then exhausted. The new open space air conditioning system has two components. One of which is a redesigned air conditioner out-let nozzle (intelligent) and the other is a redesigned ventilation system that caters to the new environment.


New ventilation system


When we talk about air ventilation, we are invariably talking about letting in fresh air to decrease the amount of pollutants in an environment. And when we look at the ventilation system that we had we will find that it had not been upgraded to be able to integrate with the air conditioning system of our present day demand. On one hand we have an air conditioning system that is capable of rendering cooling to an enclosed environment - enclosed because if otherwise will not run with efficiency. And on the other hand, especially when we are subjected to the ever presence of diseases causing virus in this hour of covid pandemic, and according to the CDC, we will need to have a sufficient amount of fresh air to mix with the polluted air as well as a way to exhaust away the polluted stuff. Thus we need to re-engineer both the system in order to give us a fresh breadth to fight disease causing pathogens. We are therefore proud to introduce a new system - a new air conditioning and air ventilation system. We have also re-engineer the way to focus the cooling air to the point of demand. What we have done is an air conditioning system that is able to integrate with air ventilation system and to run it efficienctly with embedded intelligence to not waste energy to cool those places where it is not necessary to cool (or heat).


smart and intelligent ventilation system

New Down Drafting Room Ventilation System - post Covid 19


The new ventilation system (catered for open space) is called 'Inflow-Outflow' system which will take into consideration the need to bring in fresh air either through a conventional window or an open door. This new system although being more costly will provide for an air intake and an air outlet system where the air will be filtered and sanitised before entering the space and again filtered and sanitised before being exhausted out into the environment. The idea is to cool a particular space whilst taking into consideration of an entry of fresh air and an exhausting of stale air (what people breathe out). Would it then be efficient for the air conditioning to take care of fresh air inflow and also the exhausting of already cooled stale air? It’s certainly not possible you may think because there will be a lot of leakages, yes? Well, that is where the new intelligent air conditioner outlet nozzle is designed to handle.


The new Industry 4.0 endowed Air Conditioner Outlet Nozzle


Designed from the ground up (to cater to fight spread of virus) and patent pending, the new Air Conditioner Outlet Nozzle is built with intelligence as it is able to detect how many spaces and which spaces need to be cooled in real time basis. Thus it is capable of running with high efficiencies as it does not waste energy trying to cool spaces which have no people like ceilings and spaces that housed the furniture. And when the environment changes like having people going in and going out at the same time, it will use its intelligence to gauge in which direction it will have to cool; this being done by the fully articulated nozzles that can change its configuration to deliver maximum cooling with the least amount of energy. So even if you have openings like a window or an opening door when someone comes knocking in, the intelligent nozzle will re-configured itself to train its cooling air to the new demanding conditions. In short, the new nozzle is intelligent and capable of detecting where the demand is and also determining how much to cool all the time tuning the compressor to run efficiently. All this is done automatically without having human inputs and when there is nobody in the room; it will automatically shut itself down and return to its standby mode. This new system is capable of a more than 55 per cent reduction in fuel bill when optimised.

The new Intelligent Air Conditioner is especially designed to suit the times - go greener. Engineered with passive intelligence, it is able to sense the amount of cooling in the room and able to adjust it according to the room occupancy. Thus it is also suitable when you have an open space or a space that is ventilated - as it is able to adjust the amount of cooling (also heating). As the air conditioner nozzle (is separate from the evaporater) is designed with a three axis adjustable framework giving it the ability to point the cooling air towards the occupant and point away or shuttle off when there is no occupant. The idea of adjusting its cooling (or warming) capability is to be energy efficient - thus it is capable of adjusting to the ventilation demands of the room space. If it ever comes to the situation where all the old air conditioning system is replaced with this intelligent air conditioning system (a huge task), then we would be able to save thirty percent of our fuel bill - air conditioning and heating bill takes away thirty percent what we pay for our energy use.

intelligent air conditioning with ventilation

Intelligent Air Conditioning with integrated Ventilation System

When the intelligent air conditioner is integrated to the smart under floor ventilation system, the whole system will be able to control the amount of cooling with the right amount of air exhausting out, thus achieving maximum efficiency in energy usage. Air conditioner nozzle is enabled with infra-red sensors - to sense the target for cooling (or warming) and in a way to not waste on energy. The ventilation system offered by this system is through an ambient air (filtered and sanitized) inlet channel coupled to the nozzle outlet - inlet being best located at one side of the room. The air outlet is via a floor level outlet valve built under the floor - alternately the polluted air (possibly infected with pathogens) can be recirculated back after it has been filtered and sanitized via a stand alone mobile filter. If however there is a need to channel the polluted air out of the system, then a channel will have to be built to connect to the outside via either an under floor channel or via piping laid under the floor or near to the side of the room. The intelligent air ventialtion system also incorporates temperature sensors so that it will open wider (its valve) when the room temperature reaches a predetermine level associated with comfort levels.


Air Ventilation - Post Covid-19

under the floor exhausting out of polluted air

Under the floor air exhausting


venting out through the side of the wall

Venting out polluted air through the side wall

Air Ventilation is a very important matter post covid-19 era because it will determine whether we live or not. CDC recommends a layered approach to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Not only that, EPA as well, recommending that we open up the window to vent in fresh air - it seems that we have been neglecting air ventilation for a long time. According to the scientists, the air in our room must be renewed at least six times within the hour - our present room air is highly polluted when you have a crowd. CDC recomends that when we speak, we must cover our mouth to prevent us spreading pathogens through air droplets - we must also cover our nose as our breath contains pathogens. Thus we must wear face mask even if we are already fully vaccinated. And not only we have to vent in fresh air, we also need to vent out polluted air or ortherwise we will have a highly polluted air in our room. So far, CDC and EPA have not touched on the issue of venting out polluted air, instead it has recomended that filters be placed to filter off particles and sanitising the air for recirculation - so recirculation of high carbon dioxide content air is OK, or is it? Certainly not. If you have a fish tank with no filtration and no change of fresh water, you will sooner see all the fishes die - the same with our air. So there are two important things that we have to do - one is bring in fresh air and the other is getting rid of the stale air. It is highly recomended that air is vented from the ceiling level and polluted air is exhausted through the floor level or at the side of the wall.

Why is air not vented from the side of the wall like what most air conditioners do? The reason is simple - air travelling across the room can help transmit disease from one person sitting to next other - say sitting next to each other on a long sofa. You will see it evident from the diagram below but we will recommend that air is always vented from the top to the bottom. Now as for the bottom exhaust - we recommend that the floor be rebuilt with hollow channels so that polluted air can be exhausted instead of it staying inside the room. But if rebuilding can cost a bomb - the other alternative is to lay some kind of exhaust valve on the floor (which might not be aesthetic looking or safe to thread on) or perhaps an exhausting channel at the side of the wall close to the floor level.

lateral flowing air draft helps spread of covid between two persons sitting next to each other

With a side drafting air flow, spread of disease between two person sitting side by side

From the above diagram, it would be evident that we should never allow draft air to flow from side to side as it would promote the spread of disease. This is in contrast to what CDC has recomended that fresh air should be introduced into the environment to help dilute the pollution level. But what CDC did not mention is the fact that when air flows from side to side (assuming that the air conditioner is placed at the side of the wall) it will invariably help the spread of pathogen laden air from one person to the other - the polluted air also recirculates in the environment instead of being exhausted out. When we are talking about ways to prevent the spread of pathogens in the air, we must not allow polluted air to keep recirculating in the environment - we should instead extract out the air. If we assume that covid will be with us for a long time, we should now make change to how air flows in the environment - that is air should be drafted from the top (ceiling level) and then allows to flow to the bottom and thence drawn out of the system. We have no other choice and we should not be putting up air filters all over the place when we also allow air to recirculate. This should be the only way that we remain safe in the era of post covid - it is all about intelligent air ventilation!



air conditioning purifier

Air Conditioning Purifier


autonomous air purifier

Autonomous Air Purifier

Autonomous Air Purifier is an intelligent mobile air purifying device that is able to move on its own accord. It has an intelligence to detect where is the target that needs to extract its air for filtration and sanitisation before it is recirculated into the room space. Autonomous Air Purifier is powered by its own moving wheel - power recharging is via wireless power point embedded either under the floor or at the side of the wall. It is able to detect the presence of carbon dioxide emmited by a person in the room - once the level of CO2 is detected, it will move towards the target (person) and begin sucking in the polluted air for filtering and sanitising. It is also connected to the intelligent air conditioner and intelligent ventilation system via wireless - the idea is to maximise the use of energy.


An alternative to getting rid of air pollutants is to use a ground base air purifier. Sitting on the floor, the autonomous air purifier will move by itself - suck in polluted air and goes to filter off tiny particles and also sanitize the air before it is recirculated into the environment. The autonomous air purifier is intelligent enough to be able to sense where the heat (as wel as where ther is too much carbon dioxide) is and thence move towards the target with its powered (battery power with wireless charging) castor wheel, directed from an embedded microprocessor. It is also intelligent enough to move to the wall panel where it also gets its recharging through a wireless charging unit embeded in the wall. Alternatively, the wireless recharging unit can be placed underneath the floor so as to assist recharging when the air purifier moves to position where the wireless recharger is placed. The autnomous air purifier is also able to communicate with the intelligent air conditioner for adjusting the room temperature way down on the floor level; this is especially useful when the room is empty of humans as a way to save energy. It should be noted that the autnomous air purifier cannot move about when there is a floor carpet - so there must be a level space for it to move around.


With so many intelligent devices that is able to operate by itself, it is essential to have a central command post to make all the devices work in an efficient way, tweaking the algorithms as when the temperature and humidity changes to make energy utilisation to a minimum. Since all the devices are linked to the internet, it is also possible to bring about a command from a remote place thus further saving on energy. But central to the issue of safety is that the ventilation system is able to work with a changing environment. Since it is vital for the system to filter out pathogens, it must also be able to do so in a most convenient way - we will need to change the filtering elements in a convenient way. In most scenerios, the ventilating inlet is placed near the top of the ceiling, so having the need to change the filter which is placed at the top of the ceiling might be a problem when it comes to replacement. The alternative way to make filter changing is to have a mechanical chain system to help lower the filtering elements - this being facilitated with a pully chain and an electrical triggering system to help disengage the filter for removal.


underfloor ventilation channel

Underfloor Air Exhaust System

An underfloor exhaust system is central to an effective introduction of fresh air into the environment. Air intake from the top of the ceiling and air exhaust from the bottom of the floor. This is a rebuilt system and so it might have a cost - alternatively an exhaust channel can be placed near the side wall without the need to rebuild the floor. Besides heating, the underfloor layer could also include a wireless charging module. Floor heating can also be incorporated in the rebuilt to save cost in construction.