US 9,807,994 B2
Portable heating system and method for pest control
Timothy S. O'Brien, DeForest, WI (US); and Eric P. Camenga, Milton, WI (US)
Assigned to Technologies Holdings Corp., Houston, TX (US)
Filed by TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS CORP., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/399,819.
Application 15/399,819 is a continuation of application No. 15/130,308, filed on Apr. 15, 2016, granted, now 9,578,867.
Application 15/130,308 is a continuation of application No. 14/168,535, filed on Jan. 30, 2014, granted, now 9,374,991, issued on Jun. 28, 2016.
Application 14/168,535 is a continuation of application No. 13/013,560, filed on Jan. 25, 2011, granted, now 8,720,109, issued on May 13, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0112117 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. F25B 29/00 (2006.01); F24F 11/00 (2006.01); F24F 3/14 (2006.01); A01M 1/20 (2006.01); A01M 1/24 (2006.01); E04B 1/72 (2006.01); F24H 9/00 (2006.01); F25B 30/02 (2006.01); F25B 49/02 (2006.01); F28D 1/02 (2006.01); F28D 1/047 (2006.01)
CPC A01M 1/2094 (2013.01) [A01M 1/24 (2013.01); E04B 1/72 (2013.01); F24H 9/0057 (2013.01); F25B 30/02 (2013.01); F25B 49/022 (2013.01); F28D 1/024 (2013.01); F28D 1/0472 (2013.01); F25B 2400/01 (2013.01); F25B 2600/025 (2013.01); F25B 2700/2103 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for killing pests in an affected area of a structure, comprising:
receiving a flow of water from a faucet, wherein the faucet comprises one of a shower faucet and a sink faucet and the temperature of the flow of water is at least 45 degrees Fahrenheit;
generating heated air using a heat pump by transferring heat from the flow of water to air;
emitting the heated air into the affected area in order to raise the temperature of the affected area to a target temperature greater than 120 degrees Fahrenheit;
monitoring a temperature of a flow of water as it is received and;
automatically ceasing operation of the heat pump when the temperature of the flow of water is above a predefined limit.