Radiant Building Panel Patents (Class 165/49)
  • Patent number: 10663189
    Abstract: An environmental room for controlling temperature and/or humidity levels at very close uniformity control levels, and at reduced energy requirements. Air flow of the system is divided such that only a portion of total air flow for the room is passed through the temperature and/or humidity air conditioning components, while the remainder of the air flow remains untreated. The treated and untreated air flow is then homogeneously mixed to obtain air having the required temperature and/or humidity levels. By passing only a portion of total air flow through the temperature and/or humidity control components, the required size and capacity of these components can be reduced, and energy requirements and costs for the environmental room can also be reduced. In addition, previously unattainable tolerance and uniformity levels are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Harris Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Zlobinsky, Yury Langer
  • Patent number: 10627120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a building panel intended for creating heating and/or cooling walls of buildings, comprising: a base element defined by an upper face, a lower face and several lateral faces, circulation means (12) for the circulation of a heat-transfer or cooling fluid, which are arranged on the inside of said base element, a substantially flat conducting element, fixed to the upper face of the base element so as to cover it entirely or almost entirely, said conducting element having good thermal conductivity, mechanical connection means secured to said base element, said mechanical connection means being able to allow removable attachment of said building panel to an identical or similar building panel arranged adjacent to the latter, fluidic-connection means designed to allow the heat-transfer or cooling fluid to circulate between said building panel and an identical or similar building panel attached thereto, leak detection means able to detect a leak of heat-transfer or cooling fluid at the lower
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Keoki Company SA
    Inventors: Alberto Baratti, Fausto Bocciolone, Paolo Cassetta
  • Patent number: 10378778
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heating module and a method of manufacturing thereof. The method comprises arranging a first conductive layer on a first surface of an intermediate insulating layer; making a channel on a second surface of the intermediate insulating layer; arranging a heating cable in the channel; filling the channel with a conductive filling material to cover the heating cable arranged in the channel; and attaching a second conductive layer to the second surface of the intermediate insulating layer with a conductive adhesive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wenda Oy
    Inventor: Jan Forsbom
  • Patent number: 10139114
    Abstract: The method of construction of a wall heating panel and a wall heating panel consists in constructing an aluminium multi-channel collector, preferably with one phase transition channel, connecting it inseparably with vertical aluminium heating elements, arranging the heating elements in the grooves of a dry wall construction board, preferably magnesium, and filling the space between the grooves and the heating elements with elastic compound, and then applying paper—aluminium foil laminate onto the whole surface of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Janusz Wójcik, Marek Wójcik, Pawel Wójcik
  • Patent number: 10041250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular panel for thermal energy transfer particularly configured for being used in ceilings and walls, comprising a heat-insulating layer (2) forming a supporting structure demarcated by a lower face (2A), an upper face (2B), two side faces (2C, 2D) and two end faces (2E, 2F). Said panel (1) comprises at least one conducting plate (3) attached to the lower face (2A). Said conducting plate (3) is formed by a groove (31) embedded in the heat-insulating layer (2), defining a longitudinal cavity (32) which is configured to house a hydraulic pipe (6), and defining a longitudinal opening (34) which allows inserting the hydraulic pipe (6); a transfer plate (35) extending on the lower face (2A) and closure means (4) configured to seal the longitudinal opening (34) and press the hydraulic pipe (6) against the groove (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Enrique Tarraga Sánchez, Luis Jordán Fernández
  • Patent number: 10042730
    Abstract: A mass storage chassis assembly configured to accommodate a predetermined number of storage drive failures is provided. The mass storage chassis assembly in one example includes a chamber, a plurality of working storage drives in the chamber, and an outside deck including one or more empty storage drive receptacles outside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hussam Zebian
  • Patent number: 10006643
    Abstract: A technology includes a first plate including a first pair of legs defining a first channel; a second plate including a second pair of legs defining a second channel; a first block supporting the first plate and the second plate such that the first block is positioned between the first channel and the second channel; a second block including a U-shaped trench with a first open end portion and a second open end portion, wherein the first open end portion leads to the first channel, wherein the second open end portion leads to the second channel; a tube extending within the U-shaped trench; and a U-shaped cover covering the U-shaped trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Scandic Builders, Inc.
    Inventors: Mads Jepsen, Kimo Jepsen
  • Patent number: 9989263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiator (1, 11) with a heating water duct system, within which heating water is able to be transported from a heating water intake (3, 15) to a heating water outlet (4, 16), wherein the heating water duct system comprises: heating segments (5,6,12,13,14) with respectively an internal cavity for receiving heating water, which in a ready-to-operate state of the radiator (1, 11) are arranged over one another in gravitation direction, and which respectively have an inlet opening for the supply of heating water and an outlet opening for the removal of heating water; a connecting pipe (7, 17), which connects the outlet opening of a first heating segment (5, 12) with the inlet opening of a second heating segment (6, 13); wherein the heating water inlet (3, 15) is connected to the inlet opening of the first heating segment (5, 12), and wherein the second heating segment (6, 13) in the ready-to-operate state of the radiator (1, 11), viewed in gravitation direction, is arranged above th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: RIBE JERN HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Michael Boel Olesen
  • Patent number: 9962798
    Abstract: A system of spacecraft radiators comprising pre-formed thermal-transfer modules joined together by at least one solid-state welding process. Critical failure points are eliminated by forming the thermal-transfer modules as a single unitary piece, preferably by an extrusion process. The thermal-transfer modules allow the formation of larger radiator assemblies, which may comprise a wide range of sizes and physical geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Paragon Space Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas William Morin, Taber K. MacCallum, Norman Jacob Hahn, John Zaniel Maccagnano
  • Patent number: 9962673
    Abstract: Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament. The fluid filament is caused to break into droplets that can be harvested to form a mist or aerosol. Such a system for aerosol creation can include a pair of counter-rotating rollers that are positioned adjacent to each other that stretch the fluid or a pair of pistons that move toward and away from each other to stretch the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Beck, David Mathew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9885173
    Abstract: An active insulated assembly for controlling heat transfer through insulated assemblies. The active insulated assembly includes a thermal conductor configured to actively move thermal energy from the active insulated assembly. The active insulated assembly also includes a first radiant barrier on a first side of the thermal conductor configured to reflect radiant energy back to its source and allow the assembly to resist heat transfer in either direction. The active insulated assembly further includes a second radiant barrier on a second side of the thermal conductor wherein the second side is opposite the first side, the second radiant barrier configured to reflect radiant energy back to its source and allow the assembly to resist heat transfer in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Hauenstein
  • Patent number: 9732995
    Abstract: A method for cooling or heating a building is provided. An air flow can be created in an air duct and the air flow can be cooled or heated by an air conditioning system or furnace. The cooled or heated air flow can then pass through a heat exchanger connected to a radiant heating loop running through a floor or slab with a liquid circulating through them. When the airflow is being cooled or heated by the air conditioning system or furnace, the air flow will alter the temperature of the liquid circulating through the heat exchanger herefore the temperature of the slab. When the temperature of the slab varies from the temperature of the building, liquid that has been circulated through the radiant heating loop can be used to alter the temperature of the air flow passing through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Macpherson Engineering Inc.
    Inventor: Murdoch MacPherson
  • Patent number: 9719265
    Abstract: A floor underlayment for positioning and mounting a heating element beneath a finished floor is described. The floor underlayment comprises a plurality of studs extending upwardly from a base layer, where the outer wall of the studs forms an acute angle with the base layer and a smooth inner wall defines a cavity within each stud. Mounting corridors formed by rows or columns of adjacent studs are sized to receive and retain a heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: PROGRESS PROFILES SpA
    Inventors: Dennis Bordin, Ugo Faotto
  • Patent number: 9631505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for cooling a wall of a component, where a fluid flow flows parallel to the wall, with at least one inflow duct, the center axis of which being arranged inclined to the plane of the wall, with a groove provided in the wall, into which issues the inflow duct, where a wall of the groove is designed contoured downstream of a discharge opening of the inflow duct and has an inflow edge facing the discharge opening, characterized in that the groove extends on both sides of the discharge opening and adjacent to the inflow edge at an angle to the direction of the fluid flow, and has a narrowing width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Michael Pfitzner, Bernhard Kroess, Peter Schreivogel
  • Patent number: 9429371
    Abstract: A system of spacecraft radiators comprising pre-formed thermal-transfer modules joined together by at least one solid-state welding process. Critical failure points are eliminated by forming the thermal-transfer modules as a single unitary piece, preferably by an extrusion process. The thermal-transfer modules allow the formation of larger radiator assemblies, which may comprise a wide range of sizes and physical geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Paragon Space Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas William Morin, Taber K. MacCallum, Norman Jacob Hahn, John Zaniel Maccagnano
  • Patent number: 9212826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are configured for providing thermal comfort (i.e., climatic conditioning) within an interior space of a building structure in multiple climate zones including hot and humid climates using very low energy consumption. Multiple water vapor phase change cycles are provided within a period of time where only a single such water vapor phase change cycle would typically take place under naturally occurring ambient conditions. These multiple water vapor phase change cycles are generated through artificially creating conditions within a hygroscopic heat sink mass for promoting water vapor phase change cycle. Advantageously, in combination with such artificially promoted water vapor phase change cycles, embodiments of the present invention provide hygroscopic properties and heat sink masses made from materials that can adsorb and retain thermal energy and that exhibit water vapor sorption/desorption attributes commonly associated with compositions referred to as desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Steve Eugene Everett
  • Patent number: 9182135
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a window and a method for cooling a room including a window. In some examples, the window may include a first pane and a second pane spaced from and in optical communication with the first pane defining a generator chamber. An evaporator chamber may be disposed in the window with a pressure so that the evaporator chamber is effective to receive heat from the room and boil a refrigerant to produce a first vapor. An absorber chamber may be effective to receive and condense the first vapor on an absorbent to produce a solution. The generator chamber may be effective to receive heat through the first pane, receive the solution and heat the solution to produce a second vapor. A condenser chamber may be effective to receive the second vapor and cool the second vapor to produce the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Chris Rothfuss, Sung-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9127851
    Abstract: A heating and cooling system including a heat pump and a heat storage tank. Stored heat or cold is released from the heat storage tank for heating or cooling a house for a whole day. The heating and cooling system has five working modes: compressor heating or cooling, compressor charging, compressor discharging for heating or cooling, water pump charging and water pump discharging for heating or cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yixin Yang
  • Publication number: 20150129163
    Abstract: A system for regulating the internal temperature of a structure such as a domicile or office is described. The system is configured to employ a series of inter-wall channels, designed to direct air originating from at least one HVAC unit and at least one heat exchanger in order to equalize the temperature within the walls, ceiling, and the flooring of a conventional structure. In this manner, the system employs air as an effective insulator, supplementing the existing fiberglass insulation of a structure with a dynamic, temperature sensitive means of insulation, helping to keep heating and cooling costs down, and limiting strain on the HVAC units of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: David W. Schonhorst
  • Patent number: 9015960
    Abstract: A drying apparatus for temporary location within a damp or waterlogged room is disclosed. The apparatus includes sensors to sense the level of temperature and humidity within the room, a heater to provide heat for the room, an air circulation fan for selectively circulating heated air within the room or selectively exhausting warm and humid air from the room and for allowing outside ambient air into the room. The apparatus being adapted to cyclically continue until the sensed humidity reaches a required level, the apparatus thereafter indicating, directly or indirectly, the completion of the drying process. A method of drying a room using such apparatus is also disclosed which employs a technique whereby the rate of change of the temperature increase is used to determine when humid air should be exhausted from the room. A time limit can also be use to determine when said exhausting takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: DBK David+Baader GmbH
    Inventors: Ian David Hopkin, Jonathan Robert Jayne
  • Patent number: 8898997
    Abstract: A system for installing tubing of hydronic thermal control systems in the walls, including ceilings, of buildings. It allows for the stable incorporation of the tubing in the walls while ensuring good thermal conductivity between the tubing and the building's room. The system features a wall including a hydronic thermal management system. The wall comprises a vertically-extending wall support structure, tubing panels secured to the wall support structure, the panels being constructed from wood material, tubing in the tubing panels for carrying a heat transfer fluid, and drywall panels secured over the tubing panels. A filling material is applied between the tubing and the drywall panels. Also a high thermally conductive layer, such as aluminum foil, is used between the filling material and the drywall panels or between the filling material and the tubing panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Publication number: 20140238638
    Abstract: A panel, for retaining a heating or cooling tube relative to a substrate, has a standoff extending from a primary flap, wherein the standoff includes a tube contacting surface. A lateral fold extends from the standoff and includes a jaw having a tube retaining surface, wherein the tube contacting surface and the tube retaining surface are located to define a tube retaining channel in a closed position of the jaw. The panel can be formed of a single piece of sheet metal, wherein the sheet metal and configuration of the panel bias the jaw to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: GRAY METAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Alan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140196867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular panel for thermal energy transfer particularly configured for being used in ceilings and walls, comprising a heat-insulating layer (2) forming a supporting structure demarcated by a lower face (2A), an upper face (2B), two side faces (2C, 2D) and two end faces (2E, 2F). Said panel (1) comprises at least one conducting plate (3) attached to the lower face (2A). Said conducting plate (3) is formed by a groove (31) embedded in the heat-insulating layer (2), defining a longitudinal cavity (32) which is configured to house a hydraulic pipe (6), and defining a longitudinal opening (34) which allows inserting the hydraulic pipe (6); a transfer plate (35) extending on the lower face (2A) and closure means (4) configured to seal the longitudinal opening (34) and press the hydraulic pipe (6) against the groove (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Enrique Tarraga Sánchez, Luis Jordán Fernández
  • Patent number: 8777120
    Abstract: A hydronic radiant flooring heating system includes a pipe having pipe sections, and a grid of a thermally conductive material. The pipe sections are arranged substantially parallel to one another along a first axis, where there is a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. The pipe is to carry a heated liquid to radiantly heat a flooring under which the pipe is situated. The grid is situated relative to the sections. A portion of the grid is positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, and has an increased gauge to provide for lateral heat flow from the sections along the second axis. Heating of the flooring under which the pipe and the grid are situated is substantially uniform at least partially due to the increased gauge of the portion of the grid positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, while permitting wider spacing between adjacent of the pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Todd W. Bates
  • Publication number: 20140096931
    Abstract: A heat radiating pipe (2) that is disposed in a hot water mat (1) is extended from the hot water mat (1) to provide an extended portion that is used as connecting pipes (2a and 2b) to a heat source machine (11). The construction makes it possible to prevent a water leak as there is no connection therebetween, and reduces costs for parts and installation as no connection tool, such as a coupler, is used. Further, guide pieces (13 and 14) attached with cover members (17) are arranged at positions where the connecting pipes (2a and 2b) are extended, and the connecting pipes (2a and 2b) are disposed by using the guide pieces (13 and 14), so as to efficiently utilize heat radiated from the connecting pipes (2a and 2b), and to prevent thermal loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sumisho Metalex Corporation
    Inventors: Ogawa KEIICHIRO, Kyu Dong LEE
  • Publication number: 20140090801
    Abstract: A heating and cooling system for a building having a passive source of heat energy, a heat sink reservoir to store heat energy in, and a first heat exchange system operating a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius or less and being operatively connected to said reservoir. There is a second heat exchange system operating at a temperature of above 15 degrees Celsius which is also operatively connected to the heat sink reservoir and a thermal mass wall which is connected to the heat exchanger systems. In one aspect, the invention provides a dynamic wall having a first insulating layer on an interior surface of the wall, a thermal mass adjacent to the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer on an outside surface of the thermal mass and a heat exchanger operatively connected to said thermal mass to add or subtract heat from said thermal mass wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gerry McCahill
  • Publication number: 20140076514
    Abstract: Installation to obtain a radiative heating wall includes a panel form heating modular structure of ceiling height, arranged vertically with the rear face resting against a wall. Each structure includes a plurality of spaced-apart and parallel vertical members fixed to a back wall. Each member overlies a heat exchanger arranged horizontally with fluid circulation ducts, and has quick connect fittings for several protective and decorative panels. Each vertical member includes an upper member and a lower member aligned with one another and sandwiching the heat exchanger. Each modular structure has bottom and top ventilation gratings, and air conducting passages defined by strips situated between each pair of consecutive vertical members, the panels and the back wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: GERFLOR
    Inventor: Charles Ferlay
  • Publication number: 20140069605
    Abstract: A panel system has an insulating material with a first channel disposed over a surface of the insulating material. A transporter is disposed over the first channel. A thermal transfer medium is disposed over the surface of the first panel to attain desired surface characteristics. The first panel includes a second channel intersecting the first channel. A second panel includes a second channel. The first panel is adjacent to the second panel. The first and second channels of the adjacent first and second panels are aligned. The transporter is disposed over the first and second channels. The first and second panels are mounted over a mounting surface. Keyways are formed in the channels. Retention clips are disposed over the keyways. Panels include panel wings with hinges mounted over the panel wings. The thermal transfer medium includes graphite. The transporter includes tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael G. Sullivan, Diane Reker
  • Publication number: 20140060775
    Abstract: A room enclosure assembly on a base of a concrete ceiling or wall is disclosed. In an embodiment, it includes metal sheet material having contact surfaces toward the base and web faces leading away from the base and heat exchange surfaces. Folding regions are formed between the sub-faces of the sheet material. The contact surfaces are fastened to the base area via a heat conducting connection layer. The heat-exchange faces are provided with a coating layer. The heat flow between the base and the heat exchange surfaces is especially efficient because it takes place in the continuous metal sheet material. Through-openings in the heat exchange surfaces, together with the use of a suitable coating layer on the heat exchange surfaces, allow for the acoustic insulating effect and optical appearance to be optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: H.D.S Technology AG
    Inventors: Hans Dietrich Sulzer, Eric Sulzer
  • Patent number: 8650832
    Abstract: A system for installing tubing of hydronic thermal control systems in the walls of buildings. It allows for the stable incorporation of the tubing in the walls while ensuring good thermal conductivity between the tubing and the building's room. The system features a wall including a hydronic thermal management system. The wall comprises a vertically-extending wall support structure, tubing panels secured to the wall support structure, the panels being constructed from wood material, tubing in the tubing panels for carrying a heat transfer fluid, and drywall panels secured over the tubing panels. A filling material is applied between the tubing and the drywall panels. Also a high thermally conductive layer, such as aluminum foil, is used between the filling material and the drywall panels or between the filling material and the tubing panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Patent number: 8646518
    Abstract: A radiant heating assembly for use with systems for heating an enclosed space by circulating a fluid through a closed tubing arrangement is provided. The inventive radiant heating assembly is made up of a radiant heating panel and tubing. The radiant heating panel is made up of a radiant heat transfer plate having a length and center line, and an elongated C-shaped or side opening receptacle that extends along the center line of the plate for receiving the tubing. A plurality of depressions extends along an inner surface of the C-shaped receptacle that interfaces with the plate. The tubing conforms to these depressions, thereby allowing the radiant heating assembly to achieve greater radiant heat dissipation capacity and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul C. Ross
  • Patent number: 8640688
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat collection system for a roof, the system including a roof deck, a membrane upwardly adjacent of the roof deck; a fluid channel disposed between the membrane and the roof deck, the fluid channel having a defined entry port and a defined exit port, the entry port and the exit port being disposed in fluid communication via the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8595998
    Abstract: A structure and method of controlling building temperature are provided utilizing both solar and geo-exchange means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GE Research LLC
    Inventor: Mark Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20130255912
    Abstract: A system for installing tubing of hydronic thermal control systems in the walls, including ceilings, of buildings. It allows for the stable incorporation of the tubing in the walls while ensuring good thermal conductivity between the tubing and the building's room. The system features a wall including a hydronic thermal management system. The wall comprises a vertically-extending wall support structure, tubing panels secured to the wall support structure, the panels being constructed from wood material, tubing in the tubing panels for carrying a heat transfer fluid, and drywall panels secured over the tubing panels. A filling material is applied between the tubing and the drywall panels. Also a high thermally conductive layer, such as aluminum foil, is used between the filling material and the drywall panels or between the filling material and the tubing panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Publication number: 20130220590
    Abstract: Temperature-control system used for heating or cooling in a method for controlling temperature of a component includes connected temperature-control device, temperature-control arrangement, supply line, and return line. The system additionally has a controller having a valve, an actuator, a supply temperature sensor, and a return temperature sensor. A temperature difference between the supply temperature and the return temperature of a fluid circulating in the system is registered using the supply temperature sensor and the return temperature sensor and also a regulator. Proceeding from this temperature difference, the regulator causes the actuator to set a degree of opening of the valve so the temperature difference is in a selected value range. The valve always has a minimal degree of opening in the open state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: OBLAMATIK AG
    Inventor: OBLAMATIK AG
  • Patent number: 8499823
    Abstract: A radiant heating panel has a receptacle for heat transfer tubing and divided into immediately-adjacent tracks, each for receiving respective heat transfer tubing, and with a partition extending between the immediately-adjacent tracks and defining a wall therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: One Source
    Inventors: Todd Shaw, Frank Bilotta
  • Publication number: 20130192793
    Abstract: A device for tempering a room includes at least one component that forms a thermal accumulator and has a surface oriented towards the room. Tubes that are thermally coupled to the component can be traversed by a heating or cooling medium. The tubes are integrated into a panel that contains expanded graphite or is made of expanded graphite. The panel is in areal thermal contact with the surface of the component that faces towards the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: Werner Guckert, Christian Kipfelsberger, Robert Michels, Siegfried Rauch
  • Publication number: 20130168041
    Abstract: An HVAC duct or utilicore for substantially containing air flowing longitudinally therethrough has at least one wall comprised of a poured high thermal mass material with at least one pipe embedded therein during a pouring process, the at least one pipe for circulating a fluid throughout the at least one wall at a temperature that is different from an ambient temperature of the air flowing through the utilicore, for effecting heat transfer through the at least one wall between the fluid in the at least one conduit and the air flowing through the utilicore. A side wall of an elongate monolithic poured concrete building construction module, having a substantially planar main wall and at least one side wall extending substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis, having a pipe embedded therewithin, may form at least a portion of an element that defines the utilicore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: URBANETICS INC.
    Inventor: William Teron
  • Publication number: 20130168040
    Abstract: A ceiling or wall element for fixing to a ceiling or a wall is provided with a frame that has a base plate which can be fixed to the ceiling and/or to the wall. A heating or cooling register is arranged in or on the frame. A non-woven fabric and a perforated graphite film are disposed between the base plate of the frame and the heating or cooling register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: WERNER GUCKERT, CHRISTIAN KIPFELSBERGER, SIEGFRIED RAUCH, THOMAS HEINDL, ROBERT MICHELS
  • Patent number: 8387893
    Abstract: A structure of a dry heating system, and a method for constructing the same are disclosed. An upper board stacked on a heat radiator has a double-layer structure comprising first upper board elements and second upper board elements in order to prevent steps from being formed at seaming portions formed on the upper portion of the dry heating system, thereby maintaining flatness of the upper board, and reducing any bending of the upper board, in which the first upper board elements constitute a lower portion of the double-layer structure, and serve to protect the heat radiator while supporting a weight load, and the second upper board elements constitute an upper portion of the double-layer structure, and serve to maintain the flatness of the upper board by removing the steps, thereby ensuring excellent quality in construction of the dry heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Myoung Chae, Sung-Seock Hwang, Se-Chang Kang, Dong-Sik Jang, Seung-Chul Hwang, Suk Jang
  • Publication number: 20130016959
    Abstract: A radiant heating system comprising a substantially hollow housing having detachable baffle plates internally positioned within the housing. The housing has an inlet and outlet for a flow of coolant to enter into and leave the housing, and a top plate sealing the upper surface of the housing has openings defined therein for insertion of heating elements to project into the housing and be in direct contact with the coolant to heat it. The inlet and the outlet are interconnected with piping to form a closed fluid flow circuit. Two or more baffle plates are used to increase turbulence of the coolant within the housing as it flows through, and temporarily keep coolant in the housing longer to heat it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ray King
  • Patent number: 8353284
    Abstract: A solar water-heating apparatus comprises an outer container sized and configured to receive a smaller inner container. The inner container includes an opening formed in an upright wall and an opening formed in a floor. A gap is located between the two containers. Once the device has been filled with a liquid, the liquid present within the gap may be heated by solar energy. The device may include a valve to prevent unintended flow of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Vern A Mehler
  • Patent number: 8322092
    Abstract: A geosolar temperature control construction for buildings and method of controlling building temperature by using both geo-exchange and solar means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GS Research LLC
    Inventor: Mark Isaacs
  • Patent number: 8256690
    Abstract: A radiant panel for use in radiant heating and cooling systems that provides numerous benefits over conventional panels currently in use. The radiant panel comprises an offset hydronic radiant tube channel in which is nested a hydronic radiant tube that obviates the need to thread the hydronic tubes through the joists in a ceiling installation or the studs in a wall installation. In an alternative embodiment, specific emissivity coatings on each side of the radiant panel further promote the efficient transfer of heat. The system provides increased sound isolation and is robust enough to withstand the crushing forces associated with a floor installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Talbott Solar and Radiant Homes, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Talbott Newberry
  • Publication number: 20120125562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiator body comprising at least one radiant panel having at least one structure suitable for receiving at least one tube, at least one tube located in the structure in order to transport a heating or cooling medium, at least two side parts and at least one layer insulating the radiator body, wherein the ratio of the average cross-sectional area of the at least one radiant panel to the cross-sectional area of the at least two side parts is at least 3 and/or the at least two side parts are each decoupled thermally from the at least one radiant panel, as well as to a method for producing the radiant panel according to the invention and to the use of such a radiant panel for heating or cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nils Mohmeyer, Gunnar Kampf, Christof Grieser-Schmitz, Carsten Ellersiek
  • Patent number: 8122944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of heating or cooling a series of indoor spaces using domestic hot water and cooling using domestic cold water systems as a source for an efficient and cost effective distribution system that distributes heating and cooling water that can be used in surface heating/cooling panels built directly into the building construction. These panels form part of the space walls and ceilings and form a cost effective and ascetically pleasing method of delivering heating and cooling to a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Joseph Clark
  • Patent number: 8056252
    Abstract: A sheathing layer spans a supporting surface from which moisture is to be removed. In one exemplary system, ventilation channels extend between opposed ends of the substrate layer, communicating with an outlet opening at one end and with a duct at the opposing end which in turn communicates with an inlet opening at the same end of the substrate layer as the outlet opening. A fan is arranged to circulate air through channels from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to replace humid air in the channels with drier replacement air. In another example, a substrate layer includes ventilation channels communicating only between the supporting surface and an outlet opening. The outlet opening connects to a fan which maintains the channels at a vacuum pressure to withdraw moisture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Joao Pascoa Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8028742
    Abstract: Modular panels for radiant thermal conditioning systems have special purpose bus tracks for routing tubing. Specifically, these tracks enable the routing of tubing, and specifically tubing from multiple circuits, in-plane, in the floor, ceiling, or walls. Specifically, multiple laterally extending tracks are provided for handling multiple circuits. A modular panel enables the interconnection between tubing held in bus tracks and the arcuate return tracks that are used for the tubing direction changes that are needed for creating serpentine paths of the tubing loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Patent number: 8025240
    Abstract: A flooring system for radiant heating includes a top floor portion and a subfloor portion. The top portion is releasably connectable to the subfloor portion in a vertical direction substantially perpendicular to a walking surface of the top portion. The top portion includes a bottom side and top channel portion downwardly depending from the bottom side. The subfloor portion includes a top side and a bottom channel portion extending upwardly from the top side. The top channel portion and the bottom channel portion bound a channel for receiving a heating conduit. The channel extends longitudinally relative to the top floor portion and the subfloor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Keller Komfort Radiant Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James Keller
  • Patent number: 7992631
    Abstract: A temperature control system for a building comprises a thermal collection system, a plurality of underground heat sinks, and a heat exchanger. The thermal collection system includes at least one fluid channel. The thermal collection system is configured to heat or cool fluid within the at least one fluid channel. A first and a second underground heat sink are configured to receive the fluid from the thermal collection system. The first underground heat sink absorbs heat from the fluid in order to heat the first underground heat sink. The second underground heat sink transfers heat to the fluid in order to cool the second underground heat sink. The heat exchanger is configured to receive fluid from the first or second underground heat sink in order to heat or cool the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett