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Issue Date Mar 15, 2012
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Patent Application - Clausius-Rankine cycle > Summary

US Patent Application

Patent Application No. US 20120060502

Published on Mar 15, 2012

Application No. 13/068077

Filed on May 2, 2011

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Gärtner, Jan - Sindelfingen, DE (4)

Koch, Thomas - Boeblingen, DE (4)


In a Clausius-Rankine cycle, in particular for mobile applications, comprising a pump for circulating a liquid working fluid in the Clausius-Rankine cycle and pressurizing the working fluid, a heating device for vaporizing the pressurized liquid working fluid and an expansion device for generating mechanical driving power by expanding the hot, compressed vaporized working fluid, a condenser device for condensing the hot, expanded vaporized working fluid is provided to form again liquid working fluid and the condenser device includes integrated therein a collection volume for collecting and storing liquid working fluid.



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