AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 10, 2016, Air Enterprises Acquisition LLC, of Akron, Ohio filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division against its competitor Nortek Air Solutions, LLC. The suit asserts infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,753,766, which pertains to innovative uses of heat wheels to cool data centers. Air Enterprises is the exclusive licensee of the '766 patent, which is owned by KyotoCooling North America, LLC who is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
The revolutionary heat wheel technology in the '766 patent provides up to 98% effectiveness in heat rejection to produce and maximize free cooling hours for data centers. With nearly a decade long history of installations in mission critical Tier certified data centers in hot and cold climates around the world, the operating performance and economic benefits of this unique application of heat wheels is unprecedented.
Joe Miketo, CEO of Air Enterprises, expressed the reason that the company filed the lawsuit: "Air Enterprises is the exclusive licensee of KyotoCooling's technology in the United States, and as such, we feel it necessary to vigorously protect our rights when competitors offer infringing heat wheel solutions."
Air Enterprises and KyotoCooling are represented by Ted Stevenson of McKool Smith, P.C. in Dallas, Texas. Any questions about the lawsuit or requests for comment can be directed to Mr. Stevenson.
About Air Enterprises
For more than 50 years, Air Enterprises has been the leader in delivering best-in-class air handling solutions to the automotive industry, medical facilities, high technology manufacturers, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Air Enterprises is the exclusive licensee to market, manufacture and sell the exciting and patented KyotoCooling technology in North America. For more information, please visit www.airenterprises.com.
About KyotoCooling North America, LLC
KyotoCooling North America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KyotoCooling B.V., is the owner of US Patent No. 7753766. The KyotoCooling patented solution utilizes a heat wheel and an indirect economization process to produce the most reliable and efficient cooling technology in the data center industry. With over 100 installations worldwide, KyotoCooling is deployed in Tier III and Tier IV mission critical data centers in six different continents. For more information, please visit www.kyotocooling.com.
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SOURCE Air Enterprises; KyotoCooling North America, LLC