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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2851168
(54) English Title: HEATING SWIMMING POOLS VIA HEAT EXCHANGERS BY CYCLING POOL WATER THROUGH A COMPOST-TYPE HEATER
(54) French Title: CHAUFFAGE DE PISCINES A L'AIDE D'ECHANGEURS DE CHALEUR PAR REALISATION DE CYCLE D'EAU DE PISCINE A TRAVERS UN ELEMENT CHAUFFANT DU TYPE A COMPOST
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • F24H 1/40 (2006.01)
  • C05F 17/02 (2006.01)
  • E04H 4/14 (2006.01)
  • F24J 1/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • CARDINALE, ALFI (Canada)
  • LOGGIA, ROSARIO (Canada)
  • CARDINALE, CLAUDIO (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • MEDIA K-PLUS INC. / K-PLUS MEDIA INC. (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • CARDINALE, ALFI (Canada)
  • LOGGIA, ROSARIO (Canada)
  • CARDINALE, CLAUDIO (Canada)
(74) Agent: BERESKIN & PARR LLP/S.E.N.C.R.L.,S.R.L.
(45) Issued: 2015-12-08
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2011-10-07
(87) PCT Publication Date: 2013-04-12
Examination requested: 2014-04-04
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
61/390,707 United States of America 2010-10-07

English Abstract

An apparatus (10, 110, 210, 310) for controlling a pool water temperature includes a recipient (12, 112, 212, 312) adapted to receive compost, and a conduit (16, 116, 216, 316) that is at least partly disposed inside the recipient (12, 112, 212, 312) and that has an exterior surface adapted to contact at least a portion of the compost. The conduit is effective (16, 116, 216, 316) for passing pool water therethrough and for transferring to the pool water heat generated by the compost. The conduit (16, 116, 216, 316) has the configuration of a coil within the recipient (12, 112, 212, 312).


French Abstract

L'invention porte sur un appareil (10, 110, 210, 310) pour réguler une température d'eau de piscine, lequel appareil comprend un récipient (12, 112, 212, 312) apte à recevoir du compost, et une conduite (16, 116, 216, 316) qui est au moins partiellement disposée à l'intérieur du récipient (12, 112, 212, 312) et qui a une surface extérieure apte à venir en contact avec au moins une partie du compost. La conduite agit (16, 116, 216, 316) pour faire passer de l'eau de la piscine à travers celle-ci et pour transférer à l'eau de la piscine la chaleur générée par le compost. La conduite (16, 116, 216,316) a la configuration d'un serpentin à l'intérieur du récipient (12, 112, 212, 312).


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CLAIMS:
1. An apparatus for controlling a pool water temperature, said apparatus
comprising:
a recipient adapted to receive compost;
a conduit having at least one portion disposed inside said recipient,
said at least one portion of said conduit having an exterior surface
adapted to contact at least a portion of said compost, said conduit
being effective for passing said pool water therethrough and for
transferring to said pool water heat generated by said compost; and
a conduit support, said conduit being a coil rolled around said
support.
2. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus further
comprises a pump for circulating said pool water through said at least a
portion of said conduit.
3. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said pump is effective for
passing about 100 to about 300 L/min of pool water through said at least a
portion of said conduit.
4. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said pump is effective for
passing about 150 to about 250 L/min of pool water through said at least a
portion of said conduit.
5. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said pump is effective for
passing about 175 to about 225 L/min of pool water through said at least a
portion of said conduit.
6. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein said pump is effective for
passing about 190 to about 210 L/min of pool water through said at least a
portion of said conduit.
7. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein said
apparatus has a ratio recipient capacity / capacity of said at least a portion
of
said conduit of about 1.5 to about 50.

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8. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein said
apparatus has a ratio recipient capacity / capacity of said at least a portion
of
said conduit of about 4 to about 20.
9. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein said
apparatus has a ratio recipient capacity / capacity of said at least a portion
of
said conduit of about 5 to about 15.
10. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 9, wherein said pool
is a swimming pool or a hot tub.
11. The apparatus according to any one of claims claim 1 to 10, wherein
said at least one portion of said conduit is a coiled pipe.
12. The apparatus according to claim 11, wherein said coiled pipe is
chosen from a rubber pipe, a metal pipe, a fiberglass pipe and a plastic pipe.
13. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 12, wherein said at
least a portion of said conduit is a pipe having a diameter of about 2 cm to
about 6 cm.
14. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 12, wherein said at
least a portion of said conduit is a pipe having a diameter of about 2 cm to
about 3 cm.
15. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 14, wherein said
apparatus further comprises a temperature sensor.
16. The apparatus according to claim 15, wherein said temperature sensor
is coupled with a valve that is coupled to said at least a portion of said
conduit.
17. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 16, wherein said
apparatus is effective for providing from about 40 000 to about 80 000 British

Thermal Unit (BTU) per hour from said compost.
18. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 16, wherein said
apparatus is effective for providing from about 50 000 to about 70 000 British

Thermal Unit (BTU) per hour from said compost.

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19. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 16, which is
effective for providing from about 50 000 to about 60 000 BTU per hour from
said compost.
20. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 16, which is
effective for providing 55 000 BTU per hour from said compost.
21. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 20, wherein said
recipient comprises a cover disposed on a top portion of said recipient and a
drawer disposed at a bottom portion, said bottom portion being provided with
an outlet for removing said compost from said recipient.
22. The apparatus of claim 21, wherein said apparatus is further provided
with a supporting member provided with apertures and disposed above said
drawer.
23. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 22, further
comprising at least one spacer sheet.
24. The apparatus according to claim 23, wherein said spacer sheet is
provided with apertures.
25. The apparatus according to claims 1 to 24, wherein said support is
provided with apertures.
26. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 25, further
comprising a mechanism for mixing the compost within said recipient.
27. The apparatus according to claim 26, wherein said mechanism for
mixing the compost extends through said recipient and is provided with mixing
members within said recipient.
28. The apparatus according to claim 27, wherein said mixing members
comprise at least one of forks and paddles, which are adapted to mix the
compost in said recipient when said mechanism for mixing the compost is
rotated.
29. The apparatus according to claim 26, wherein said mechanism for
mixing the compost comprises a cork screw adapted to be rotated for mixing
the compost.

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30. The apparatus according to any one of claims 26 to 29, wherein said
mechanism for mixing the compost is one of removable from and permanently
mounted to said recipient.
31. The apparatus according to any one of claims 26 to 30, wherein said
mechanism for mixing the compost is adapted to be manually operated by a
user.
32. The apparatus according to any one of claims 26 to 30, wherein said
mechanism for mixing the compost is motorized.
33. The apparatus according to claim 32, wherein said mechanism for
mixing the compost is provided with a timer for automatically controlling
mixing of the compost at pre-selected time periods or intervals.
34. The apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 25, wherein said
recipient is adapted to be displaced for mixing the compost within said
recipient.
35. The apparatus according to claim 34, wherein said recipient is adapted
to be rotated, as a tumbler, so as to mix the compost therein.
36. The apparatus according to any one of claims 34 to 35, wherein said
recipient is adapted to be manually displaced by the user.
37. The apparatus according to any one of claims 34 to 35, wherein said
recipient is adapted to be displaced under motor force.
38. The apparatus according to claim 37, wherein a timer is provided so
that said recipient can be automatically displaced at pre-selected time
periods
or intervals for mixing the compost therein.


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(86) PCT Filing Date 2011-10-07
(87) PCT Publication Date 2013-04-12
(85) National Entry 2014-04-04
Examination Requested 2014-04-04
(45) Issued 2015-12-08

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Request for Examination $200.00 2014-04-04
The additional fee for late payment $200.00 2014-04-04
Filing $400.00 2014-04-04
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Registration of Documents $100.00 2014-06-04
Final $300.00 2015-08-28
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