Patents Assigned to Va-Q-tec AG
  • Patent number: 10766685
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Patent number: 10287085
    Abstract: A transport-container system has at least one container with a base, a casing and a top, and having inner-wall elements, which are arranged on the inner surfaces of the walls of the container and can be removed from the container and inserted into the container. Each inner-wall element has predetermined dimensions matching those of the associated inner surface of the container. At least as far as some of the inner-wall elements are concerned, the transport-container system has a number of embodiments with at least substantially the same dimensions, wherein it is possible to insert optionally one of the embodiments of inner-wall elements at the position in the container which is envisaged for the relevant inner-wall element. A method is for providing a container of a transport-container system with correspondingly different embodiments of inner-wall elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10065786
    Abstract: A transport container has an outer container with a bottom, two sets of side walls and at least one lid. Vacuum insulation panels are arranged on the inside of the outer container, at least on the side walls. First vacuum insulation panels on first side walls which are located opposite one another, abut at the edges against inside surfaces of second vacuum insulation panels on second side walls, which are located opposite one another and on the bottom. The first vacuum insulation panels are realized as planar rectangular-shaped vacuum insulation panels with a thickness D. The second vacuum panels are realized as panels with a sealing edge that comprises a certain residual width B. The thickness D is greater than the residual width B. The edges of the first vacuum insulation panels cover the sealing edges of the second vacuum insulation panels and otherwise abut against adjoining planar surfaces of the second vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10006581
    Abstract: A method is for producing a vacuum insulating body (vacuum insulation panel; VIP) made of a vacuum-tight foil or foil connection and a flat filter material, in particular a single-layer or multi-layer non-woven material, which is air-permeable but is not permeable for a powdered filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Roland Caps
  • Patent number: 9975686
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel comprises a planar core having an open-pored material and an enclosure that surrounds the core on all sides in a close-fitting, complete and gas-tight manner. The enclosure has at least the following layers, listed in order from the inner layer next to the core to the outer layer: a sealing layer of polyethylene; a barrier layer assembly arranged thereon, the assembly comprising at least one metallized polyester film, EVOH film, metallized EVOH film, metallized PP film, or plastic film coated with alumina or silicon oxide; and at least one paper layer arranged on said assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Roland Caps
  • Patent number: 9939207
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Patent number: 9821945
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170305639
    Abstract: A box-type transport container has a box-type outer container with a base, four side walls and at least one lid. The lid is hinged on a side wall. Sheet-type vacuum insulation panels are arranged in the outer container to cover the surface of the side walls. At least one carrying opening, which can be gripped by hand in order to carry the transport box, is provided in each of two opposing, side walls. The material of the side wall is weakened above and to the side of the carrying opening, such that the material can be easily separated from the surrounding material of the side wall and together with the carrying opening can be folded out of the side wall. Alternatively, the vacuum insulation panels of the side wall are secured in their relative positions by at least one peripheral tensioning means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Ines Wallaschek, Peter Bauer, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Fabian Eschenbach
  • Publication number: 20170233165
    Abstract: A transport container has an outer container with a bottom, two sets of side walls and at least one lid. Vacuum insulation panels are arranged on the inside of the outer container, at least on the side walls. First vacuum insulation panels on first side walls which are located opposite one another, abut at the edges against inside surfaces of second vacuum insulation panels on second side walls, which are located opposite one another and on the bottom. The first vacuum insulation panels are realized as planar rectangular-shaped vacuum insulation panels with a thickness D. The second vacuum panels are realized as panels with a sealing edge that comprises a certain residual width B. The thickness D is greater than the residual width B. The edges of the first vacuum insulation panels cover the sealing edges of the second vacuum insulation panels and otherwise abut against adjoining planar surfaces of the second vacuum insulation panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9688048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film-coated vacuum insulation panel comprising at least one inner core, at least one outer film which encloses the inner core, an inner film situated between the inner core and the outer film, and from which the outer film is raised at least in areas, preferably on all sides, by means of a shell material, the inner film and/or outer film being designed as an air-tight barrier film, wherein a) at least the inner film includes at least one ply made of an ethene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, preferably metallized, in particular having a permeation value of 0.003 cm3/(m2*d) or less under standard conditions (23° C., 50% external relative humidity), and b) wherein the shell material includes a drying agent which is present with a surface density of at least 100 g/m2 relative to the base area of the vacuum insulation panel, and whose water vapor adsorption isotherm ?H2O=?H2O(PH2O)|T=23° C. at a temperature of T=23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventor: Roland Caps
  • Publication number: 20170073146
    Abstract: A transport container is made of a trough-like lower part which is open towards the top and an upper part which is arranged on the lower part and closes the open upper side of the lower part. The upper part can be removed or pivoted in order to open the lower part, and the lower part and the upper part preferably consist of a dimensionally stable plastic material. The lower part has a base, longitudinal walls, and transverse walls, and the upper part correspondingly has a cover, longitudinal faces, and transverse faces. The lower part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal walls and preferably on the base as well, and the upper part has transversally running flat recessed package-band cutouts at least on the longitudinal faces and preferably on the lid as well, the recesses being flush with one another and facing one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann, Thomas Taraschewski, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170073147
    Abstract: A transport-container system has at least one container with a base, a casing and a top, and having inner-wall elements, which are arranged on the inner surfaces of the walls of the container and can be removed from the container and inserted into the container. Each inner-wall element has predetermined dimensions matching those of the associated inner surface of the container. At least as far as some of the inner-wall elements are concerned, the transport-container system has a number of embodiments with at least substantially the same dimensions, wherein it is possible to insert optionally one of the embodiments of inner-wall elements at the position in the container which is envisaged for the relevant inner-wall element. A method i s for providing a container of a transport-container system with correspondingly different embodiments of inner-wall elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Joachim Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9581374
    Abstract: A method is for preconditioning at least one latent heat storage element, which is arranged in a thermally insulated, closed container having a space for accommodating goods to be transported. The latent heat storage element has a target temperature preferably slightly in excess of 0 DEG C. In such an arrangement, it is particularly practical for the accommodation space in the container to be filled with a certain amount of a coolant, particularly ice, and for the container to be closed, and therefore the latent heat storage element located in the container is cooled to the target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Tobias Bock
  • Publication number: 20170015488
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel comprises a planar core having an open-pored material and an enclosure that surrounds the core on all sides in a close-fitting, complete and gas-tight manner. The enclosure has at least the following layers, listed in order from the inner layer next to the core to the outer layer: a sealing layer of polyethylene; a barrier layer assembly arranged thereon, the assembly comprising at least one metallized polyester film, EVOH film, metallized EVOH film, metallized PP film, or plastic film coated with alumina or silicon oxide; and at least one paper layer arranged on said assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventor: Roland Caps
  • Patent number: 9321237
    Abstract: A sheet material for thermal insulation, comprising a flat core of an open-pored material having two parallel extending surfaces, and a circumferential region inter-connecting the surfaces; a first barrier film in contact with a first surface of the core and comprising a sealing layer, and a fully circumferential protrusion of the first barrier film; a flat filter material in contact with a second surface of the open-pored core and disposed oppositely first barrier film and providing a fully circumferential protrusion a second barrier film in contact with the outer face of the flat filter material and comprising at least one sealing layer facing the flat filter material, and a fully circumferential protrusion of said second barrier film; a sealing seam extending circumferentially along the protrusion of the two films and fixing the two films to each other; wherein the filter material is welded circumferentially into the sealing seam, and wherein the volume between the two barrier films and the sealing seam is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Roland Caps, Stefan Roth
  • Publication number: 20160084424
    Abstract: A method is for producing a vacuum insulating body (vacuum insulation panel; VIP) made of a vacuum-tight foil or foil connection and a flat filter material, in particular a single-layer or multi-layer non-woven material, which is air-permeable but is not permeable for a powdered filling material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Roland Caps
  • Publication number: 20150300752
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Publication number: 20150292787
    Abstract: A method is for preconditioning at least one latent heat storage element, which is arranged in a thermally insulated, closed container having a space for accommodating goods to be transported. The latent heat storage element has a target temperature preferably slightly in excess of 0 DEG C. In such an arrangement, it is particularly practical for the accommodation space in the container to be filled with a certain amount of a coolant, particularly ice, and for the container to be closed, and therefore the latent heat storage element located in the container is cooled to the target temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Tobais Bock
  • Patent number: 8822005
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated panel comprises a filler and a vacuum-tight high-barrier film envelope, with an air-permeable sheet element that serves as a filter material for dust, wherein the sheet element consists of the same material as the sealing layer of the high-barrier film enveloping the vacuum insulated panel and passes through the sealing seams of the high-barrier film, and to a method for producing such a vacuum insulated panel, wherein the sheet element, in the form of a strip preferably folded along a central axis, is placed between two sealing films and is thermally adhesively bonded to the inwardly disposed sealing layers of the sealing films such that a joint is formed between the two sealing films which are sealed together by means of a respective seam on each of perpendicular sides, the strip-shaped sheet element being co-sealed into the seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Stefan Roth
  • Publication number: 20130149481
    Abstract: A sheet material for thermal insulation, comprising a flat core of an open-pored material having two parallel extending surfaces, and a circumferential region inter-connecting the surfaces; a first barrier film in contact with a first surface of the core and comprising a sealing layer, and a fully circumferential protrusion of the first barrier film; a flat filter material in contact with a second surface of the open-pored core and disposed oppositely first barrier film and providing a fully circumferential protrusion a second barrier film in contact with the outer face of the flat filter material and comprising at least one sealing layer facing the flat filter material, and a fully circumferential protrusion of said second barrier film; a sealing seam extending circumferentially along the protrusion of the two films and fixing the two films to each other; wherein the filter material is welded circumferentially into the sealing seam, and wherein the volume between the two barrier films and the sealing seam is
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: va-Q-tec AG
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Roland Caps, Stefan Roth