US 10,890,354 B1
System for facilitating the cleaning of a mini-split air handling unit
Timothy Kane, Stamford, CT (US); Michael Hardy, Stamford, CT (US); Victor A. Ceci, Stamford, CT (US); and Keith Froehlich, Stamford, CT (US)
Assigned to CROSSFORD International, LLC, Stamford, CT (US)
Filed by Timothy Kane, Stamford, CT (US); Michael Hardy, Stamford, CT (US); Victor A. Ceci, Stamford, CT (US); and Keith Froehlich, Stamford, CT (US)
Filed on Oct. 9, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/66,739.
Int. Cl. F24F 1/00 (2019.01); F24F 13/32 (2006.01); F24F 1/0003 (2019.01); F24F 13/20 (2006.01); B65D 33/14 (2006.01); B65D 33/00 (2006.01); B67C 11/02 (2006.01); F28G 9/00 (2006.01); F28G 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC F24F 13/32 (2013.01) [B65D 33/00 (2013.01); B65D 33/14 (2013.01); B67C 11/02 (2013.01); F24F 1/00 (2013.01); F24F 1/0003 (2013.01); F24F 13/20 (2013.01); F28G 9/00 (2013.01); F24F 2221/17 (2013.01); F24F 2221/22 (2013.01); F28G 13/00 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for collecting waste fluid and debris resulting from cleaning of an air conditioning air handler assembly mounted in a supporting wall, comprising:
a) a one-piece shroud disposable on said air conditioning air handler assembly, said shroud including a hood portion and a funnel portion connected by left and right side portions, said shroud having a front opening and a rear opening between said hood portion and said funnel portion;
b) a left side bracket and a right side bracket having respective left and right flanges disposable between respective left and right sides of said air conditioning air handler assembly and said wall;
c) at least one cinchable drawstring disposed in at least one of said hood portion, said left side bracket, said right side bracket, and said funnel portion to secure said system to said air conditioning air handler assembly;
d) an upper supportive rib disposed in a front hem in said hood portion and having left and right hooked ends for engaging slots in said left side bracket and said right side bracket, respectively; and
e) a lower supportive rib disposed in a front hem in said funnel portion and having left and right hooked ends for engaging said left side bracket and said right side bracket, respectively.