Gershon Meckler, partner and director of engineering design for Haines Lundberger Waehler, architects, engineers and planners in Washington and New York City, has been granted Patent No. 4,315,412 for an air conditioning unit for use in office buildings and industrial facilities.
Meckler has over 30 patents in the field of energy conservation and building design.
His latest invention embodies a fan induction unit that maintains a constant circulation of air. The unit allows a greatly reduced quantity of cold air to be distributed throughout a building in a steady air movement regardless of the thermal load. The invention also reduces the fan horsepower required, as well as the number of air ducts and their size. The unit is said to reduce air conditioning costs by an estimated 40 percent.
The unit is mounted above the ceiling in space between the ceiling and the floor above, or on the roof of a building. A small duct connects one end of the unit with the air conditioner in the basement of the building. That duct supplies a very small quantity of air to the fan in the unit. The unit is also connected by a duct to receive warm air from the ceiling of the room that is being cooled. A larger air duct supplies cold air from the unit with the fan.
Meckler holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering physics from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a national professional engineering certification from the National Council of Examiners and is a registered engineer in 11 states.
Meckler has served as a consulting engineer to such well known firms as Owens-Corning Fiberglas, United States Steel and others. He has also served as president of the Building Research Institute and as a member of the building research advisory board for the National Academy of Sciences.
Recent U.S. patents granted to residents of the District, Maryland and Virginia: District of Columbia
Milton W. Jetter. Remote Controlled Alarm Clock. Patent No. 4,316,273. 20 Claims. Maryland
Daniel D. Musgrave of Cabin John. Inactive Spring Assembly. Patent No. 4,315,378. 14 Claims.
Seymour Edelman of Silver Spring and Beverly F. Payne of Gaithersburg. Polymer Film Accelerometer. Patent No. 4,315,433. 9 Claims.
Jesse C. Bunch of Silver Spring. Lenticulated Lens. Patent No. 4,315,671. 23 Claims.
F. Webster McBryde of Potomac. Homolinear Composite Equal-Area World Projections. Patent No. 4,315,747 2 claims.
Brian J. Corden of Kensington. Intravenously Administrable Iron Supplement. Patent No. 4,315,942. 12 Claims.
Robert A. Moore of Arnold and Robert N. Sundelin of Hanover. Wideband Low Triple Transit Delay Line. Patent No. 4,316,161. 16 Claims.
Joseph H. Acoraci of Phoenix. Beam Forming Network for Butler Matrix Fed Circular Array. Patent No. 4,316,192. 2 Claims.
Stuart I. Gallant of Pikesville et al. Automatic High Speed Holter Scanning System. Patent No. 4,316,249. 14 Claims. Virginia
Ronald N. Oliver of Salem. Retained Key Double Cylinder Deadbolt. Patent No. 4,315,420. 6 Claims.
Charles E. Hawk of Newport News. Adjustable Flow Divider for Mass Flowmeters. Patent No. 4,315,431. 12 Claims.
Ernest W. Sawyer of Richmond. Methods and System for Controlling Copper Concentration in Solution. Patent No. 4,315,518. 17 Claims.
David M. French of Alexandria et al. Method for Altering the Characteristics of Polymers. Patent No. 4,315,830. 8 Claims.
Howard J. Schaeffer of Richmond et al. Adenosine Deaminase Inhibitors. Patent No. 4,315,920. 6 Claims.
Aristos Christou of Springfield and John E. Davey of Alexandria. Low-Barrier-Height Epitaxial GE-GAAS Mixer Diode. Patent No. 4,316,201. 14 Claims.
Clifford R. Marritt of Richmond and Robert E. Williams of Orpington, England. Manufacture of Filter-Tipped Cigarettes. Patent No. Re 30,865. 48 Claims.
Charles A. Stanton of Winchester. Foot Massage Tool. Patent No. D 263,077. Term of 14 years. Claim: Defines the invention and sets the bounds of the property rights granted the inventor.
Copies of any of the above patents can be obtained from the Patent & Trademark Office for 50 cents each by addressing orders to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Washington, D.C. 20231.