Environmental Management Confederation, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Two frames are utilized to create an assembly of filters. The two frames are linked by a hinge about which they turn. Between the two frames is an adsorbent media. One or more latches are used to lock the two frames. They are fixed to the rails on either side on at least one frame. The latches are flush with the edge on the side rails of the two frames, thereby joining two frames in a closed position.
The air in the indoors contains small particles that, if inhaled can cause serious health issues to people, including allergies, respiratory problems and so on. And when they’re just in the air, can damage devices, particularly those that have higher-sensitivity electronic components.In order to eliminate these particles, different kinds of air purifying devices, also known as air filtering devices are used. One of them is an electrostatic air filter device that uses electrostatic attraction to remove particles of fine size, such as dust and cigarette smoke from the air, such as is found in U.S. Pat. Nos. Nos. The electrostatic air filter device is able to charge particles that pass through the filter. This could increase the size of particles and make it easier to collect them within the filter. To attract the charged particles, the electrostatic filter is made up of a collection surface that could itself be charged, or might be a passive. After having passed through the filter, the air passing through it will be contaminated less pollutants.
The filtering media used in an electrostatic air filter device may be constructed from dielectric material for the filter. Frames could contain the filter media. They are attached to the frames with latches that can pivotally connect to them. The latches are secured to the frames’ outer edges. The latches extend beyond the frames’ edges and expand the overall dimension when it is closed. Due to this, the latches can catch during the installation and uninstallation of the filter assembly damaging not just frames which are simpler to repair or replace as well as the frames housings, which aren’t. This can impact the efficiency of the filter as air may bypassdamaged or misshapen filter elements, or it may even create an electrical connection that is damaged and reduce or even break them, rendering what was intended to be an electrostatic filter, merely a passive one.
Thus, there exists an urgent need for a more efficient latching mechanism that locks the frame of the electrostatic filter assembly.
It is the goal of this disclosure to provide a reliable sturdy, reliable, and simple way to handle electrostatic air filter making use of a more effective latching mechanism that locks the frames without extending beyond edges of the frames of the electrostatic air filter assembly.
According to an aspect of the disclosed disclosure, there is provided a filter assembly that may consist of a first frame and another frame. The first frame and the second are joined by a hinge about which they move and hold a filtermedia between them. The filter assembly includes at least one latch on a side rail of at least one of the first frame as well as the second frame. In order to join the frames first and second in closed positions the latches must be flush with the edges of the siderails of the frames that are the first and the second.
In accordance with another aspect of the disclosed disclosure, there is an assembly of filters that can comprise a first frame and another frame. The first frame as well as the second frame are joined by a hinge about which they rotate and hold an a filter media. The filter assembly contains at the very least one latch placed on the side rail of at minimum one of the frames, first and second. The at least one latch is flush with the edge of the side rails on the first frame and thesecond frame to connect the first frame and the second frame in a closed position. The latch is located at one or more edges of the side rail.
The present disclosure offers a way to minimize the incidence of problems that arise in the installation and removal of an electrostatic air filter. This will improve the efficiency and reliability of the assembly.
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