US 11,655,998 B2
Panel assembly for air conditioner and window air conditioner
Yu Liu, Foshan (CN); Zhigang Xing, Foshan (CN); Kangwen Zhang, Foshan (CN); Zhisheng Lei, Foshan (CN); Hui Yu, Foshan (CN); and Yuhang Tang, Foshan (CN)
Assigned to GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., Foshan (CN); and MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., Foshan (CN)
Appl. No. 16/497,918
Filed by GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., Foshan (CN); and MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., Foshan (CN)
PCT Filed Mar. 28, 2019, PCT No. PCT/CN2019/080149
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 26, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/155356, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 6, 2020.
Claims priority of application No. 201910108803.1 (CN), filed on Feb. 3, 2019; application No. 201920188030.8 (CN), filed on Feb. 3, 2019; and application No. 201920188048.8 (CN), filed on Feb. 3, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0356167 A1, Nov. 18, 2021
Int. Cl. F24F 13/20 (2006.01); F24F 1/031 (2019.01); F24F 1/0323 (2019.01); F24F 1/0284 (2019.01); F24F 1/035 (2019.01)
CPC F24F 13/20 (2013.01) [F24F 1/0284 (2019.02); F24F 1/031 (2019.02); F24F 1/035 (2019.02); F24F 1/0323 (2019.02)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A panel assembly for an air conditioner, comprising:
a face frame including an air inlet and an air outlet located above the air inlet, an air outlet surface of the air outlet extending obliquely backward in a direction from bottom to top, and the air outlet surface being a plane on which an end surface of the air outlet is located;
an air inlet panel provided at the air inlet and including:
a first flange part at a top of the air inlet panel and extending backwards, the first flange part abutting against a top wall of the air inlet; and
a second flange part at a bottom of the air inlet panel and extending backwards, the second flange part abutting against a front wall of the face frame to prevent the air inlet panel from moving towards the face frame along a horizontal direction; and
a reinforcing support having a hollow structure and connected with the face frame, the reinforcing support being provided at the air inlet and located at an inner side of the air inlet panel, and including:
a plurality of first support rods spaced apart along a left-right direction, and each extending along an up-down direction; and
at least one second support rod extending along the left-right direction and connected to each of the plurality of first support rods at a middle point of the each of the plurality of first support rods in terms of a length of the each of the plurality of first support rods.