Filled With Gas Other Than Air; Or Under Vacuum Patents (Class 428/69)
  • Patent number: 10775103
    Abstract: A cryogenic installation unit comprises at least one item of equipment to be thermally insulated, a structure for containing the at least one item of equipment, a main insulation contained in the structure and, associated with this main insulation, a secondary insulation of lower thermal conductivity than the main insulation, said secondary insulation consisting of a vacuum insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Denis Clodic, Fabrice Delcorso, Jean-Pierre Tranier, Golo Zick
  • Patent number: 10640274
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shock-absorbing packaging material having multi-layered air cells. Between outer covers forming air cells, an auxiliary inner cover is provided to be fused alternately and partially with the outer covers and thus form air cells of a multi-layered structure, which are alternately stacked between the outer covers. When packaging an article using the shock-absorbing packaging material, it is possible to more safely protect the article due to an enhancement in shock-absorbency through the air cells of a multi-layered structure. Moreover, the structure of the air cells of a multi-layered structure, which are alternately stacked, may effectively block heat transfer between the inside and the outside of the packaging material through portions where the air cells are connected with each other, whereby the shock-absorbing packaging material having multi-layered air cells may be useful for packaging an article which needs to be kept warm or cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Reco Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10640278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body with at least one vacuum-tight casing and with at least one vacuum region which is surrounded by the casing, wherein the casing is provided with at least one opening, in particular with at least one evacuation port, for evacuating the vacuum region, and wherein in the vacuum insulation body at least one adsorbent material is disposed, which partly or entirely is arranged in the region of said opening, wherein around the opening and within the vacuum range at least one plate is arranged, which forms a wall of the space in which the adsorbent material is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE LIENZ GMBH, LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Richard Stocker
  • Patent number: 10501931
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of producing an insulation product comprising a board of porous insulation material wrapped in a gas-impermeable foil, said method comprising the steps of providing a succession of porous insulation material boards on a first conveyor apparatus and feeding the boards on a second conveyor apparatus; providing wrapping foil and wrapping said foil to form a tube around the boards on said second conveyor apparatus, flushing the boards with an insulating gas, and sealing the wrapping foil at the ends of each board transverse to the direction of travel of the second conveyor apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Jens Eg Rahbek
  • Patent number: 10401255
    Abstract: A leak test apparatus that includes a test chamber, a pressure transducer, a vacuum source, and a vapor trap. The test chamber may be configured to receive a test part and the pressure transducer may be coupled in fluidic communication to the test chamber. The vacuum source and the vapor trap may be coupled in fluidic communication to the test chamber. The vacuum source may be configured to draw a vacuum on the test chamber and the vapor trap may be configured to mitigate vapor off-gassing. A method for leak testing includes positioning a test part in a test chamber, evacuating the test chamber to a vacuum pressure with a vacuum source, mitigating vapor off-gassing with a vapor trap, and detecting a pressure rise in the test chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LACO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Chamberlain, Matthew Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10337786
    Abstract: Air permeable core material is vacuum sealed in enveloping member. Further, core material is formed of at least two layers of heat insulating core materials having different heat conductivities. Further, at least two of the at least two layers of heat insulating core materials which form core material are formed of materials having change gradients in the heat conductivity changed in accordance with temperature, and the change gradients in the heat conductivity of the heat insulating core materials intersect with each other. Since two layers of heat insulating core materials having different heat conductivities are provided in a vacuum state, a heat insulating property becomes higher compared to a conventional configuration in which a single layer of the heat insulating core material formed of fiber material such as glass wool or rock wool is vacuum sealed and the high heat insulating property is shown in a wide temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Hayashino
  • Patent number: 10253919
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation body includes an outer box (2), an inner box (3), open-cell urethane foam (4) in the insulation space (1b) between the outer box (2) and the inner box (3); and a vacuum outlet (6) in one of the outer box (2) and the inner box (3). The urethane foam (4) includes a through passage (8a) leading to the vacuum outlet (6). The vacuum outlet (6) is sealed after the insulation space (1b) filled with the urethane foam (4) is vacuum-evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideji Kawarazaki, Tsuyoki Hirai, Toshiaki Hirano, Tomoaki Kitano
  • Patent number: 10240855
    Abstract: In an insulator including an adsorbent configured to adsorb gas, an initial adsorption performance of the remaining gas inside the insulator using the adsorbent and a long-term adsorption performance of gas introduced into the insulator from the outside are improved so that the short-term performance and the long-term performance of the insulator can be simultaneously improved. An adsorbent that is a first part of an adsorbent included in a vacuum insulator is accommodated in a first space formed with an inside surface of a container, and an adsorbent that is a second part of the adsorbent is dispersed into a second space formed with an inside surface of an outer envelope and an outside surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuruga, Kenji Takeuchi, Tomokazu Fukuzaki
  • Patent number: 10231504
    Abstract: Articles of apparel including an encapsulated insulation panel with a plurality of spaced apart insulation sections, methods of making the encapsulated insulation panels, and methods of making the articles of appeal are provided. Methods of making articles of apparel may include bonding an encapsulated insulation panel to a first fabric layer with an adhesive film. Methods of making articles of apparel may also include coupling the encapsulated insulation panel to a second fabric layer with an adhesive tape to form a multilayer fabric. The bonding and coupling of an encapsulated insulation panel to the fabric layers may be performed with using one or more presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Schuller O'Sullivan, Emily Stableford
  • Patent number: 10159307
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 10106398
    Abstract: A micromechanical structure comprises a substrate and a functional structure arranged at the substrate. The functional structure comprises a functional region which is deflectable with respect to the substrate responsive to a force acting on the functional region. The functional structure comprises a carbon layer arrangement, wherein a basis material of the carbon layer arrangement is a carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Schmid, Tobias Frischmuth, Peter Irsigler, Thomas Grille, Daniel Maurer, Ursula Hedenig, Markus Kahn, Guenter Denifl, Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 10088221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation body, comprising at least one envelope body and at least one diffusion-tight envelope which at least partly adjoins the envelope body, wherein the envelope at least partly is present as prefabricated bag or partial bag which in its geometry is completely or largely adapted to the shape of the envelope body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Freitag, Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer
  • Patent number: 10088092
    Abstract: Provided are a heat insulation sheet, a hybrid heat insulation sheet including the heat insulation sheet, and a heat insulation panel having the hybrid heat insulation sheet. The heat insulation sheet includes: an outer shell with a hollow portion therein; and a phase change material (PCM) that is positioned in the hollow portion and that absorbs heat transferred from the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10059077
    Abstract: A thermal insulation panel is consist of an impermeable barrier and backing, a surface of low emissivity, an adhesive, a mixture of phononic cocrystals at both sides, and a support material in a honeycomb structure in between two sides. The panel reduces heat transfer and has an overall thermal conductivity in order of 10?3 w/(m·K), and a density of 20-100 kg/m3. The panel can be cut to any sizes to meet requirements for installation, and can be stacked or piled up to meet the requirements of thickness and thermal resistance in application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Joe Ru He Zhao
  • 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: 9999267
    Abstract: Articles of apparel including an encapsulated insulation panel with a plurality of spaced apart insulation sections, methods of making the encapsulated insulation panels, and methods of making the articles of appeal are provided. Methods of making articles of apparel may include bonding an encapsulated insulation panel to a first fabric layer with an adhesive film. Methods of making articles of apparel may also include coupling the encapsulated insulation panel to a second fabric layer with an adhesive tape to form a multilayer fabric. The bonding and coupling of an encapsulated insulation panel to the fabric layers may be performed with using one or more presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Schuller O'Sullivan, Emily Stableford
  • Patent number: 9766152
    Abstract: A leak testing system (210) for medicament sachets (200) is disclosed. The system (210) includes a base section (220) having a flat surface (226). A plurality of guide rods (230) extend from this flat surface (226) of the base section (220). A press section (240) incorporates a plurality of through-holes (242) that are used to movably mount the press section (240) on the noted guide rods (230). The press section (240) includes a flat surface (246) that is maintained in at least substantially parallel relation to the flat surface (226) of the base section (220). A medicament pouch (200) may be compressed between these flat surfaces (226, 246) of the base section (220) and the press section (240) by sliding the press section (240) along the guide rods (230) and in the direction of the base section (240). Multiple press plates can be added to adjust the force and weight to test for leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MALLINCKRODT LLC
    Inventors: James G. Kostelc, Amelia G. Lukitsch
  • Patent number: 9765917
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation material including: a core material; and a gas adsorbing agent, wherein the core material and the gas absorbing agent are interposed between a pair of gas barrier materials, wherein at least one of the pair of gas barrier materials includes a quasicrystal metal layer including a quasicrystal metal. The vacuum insulation material may reduce the heat bridge while maintaining high gas barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Fukuzaki, Kenichi Nagayama, Mitsuharu Kimura
  • Patent number: 9716247
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an optoelectronic component, including a carrier, a planar, electrically active region on or above the carrier; an adhesion layer on or above the electrically active region, wherein the adhesion layer at least partly surrounds the electrically active region, a cover on or above the adhesion layer, wherein a part of the adhesion layer is exposed, and an encapsulation on or above the exposed adhesion layer, wherein the encapsulation is formed from an inorganic substance or substance mixture. Further various embodiments may relate to a method for producing an optoelectronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Schicktanz, Philipp Schwamb, Evelyn Trummer-Sailer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9690341
    Abstract: A heat insulation structure for hand-held device includes a holding body disposed in a hand-held device. The holding body has a frame and internally defines a receiving space, in which a holding section is provided. A heat insulation space is formed between the frame and the holding section. The frame and the holding section are connected to each other via at least one connecting member. With the heat insulation space formed between the frame and the holding section, the heat insulation structure for hand-held device provides effective heat dissipation effect to prevent a hand-held device from burning a user's hand due to heat produced by electronic elements in the had-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Hang Shen
  • Patent number: 9684339
    Abstract: A bendable display assembly comprises a plurality of layered elements each having two side surfaces, each having an area, the elements comprising a display element capable of displaying an adjustable visual output. Two successive elements of the plurality of layered elements have opposite side surfaces facing towards each other, the opposite side surfaces being, for a majority of their areas, in contact with a sealed sliding fluid volume extending between the successive elements, whereby the successive elements are slidably movable relative to each other when the display assembly is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Esa Hussa
  • Patent number: 9664330
    Abstract: A method for producing a vacuum insulation material includes producing a core by molding a core starting material composition, containing a talc-based clay mineral, a potassium compound and an organic solvent, into a predetermined shape to yield a core molded body, and firing the core molded body at a temperature that is lower than the melting point of the talc-based clay mineral. The core is vacuum-packaged with a gas barrier packaging material, to thereby produce a vacuum insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Deno, Takehiro Hamano, Xing Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 9644781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing vacuum insulation panels with a fiber core, comprising the steps of: providing a core blank of fibers, compressing the core blank to a predetermined final thickness for forming the core, evacuating a foil sleeve enclosing the core up to a pressure of ?1 mbar, and sealing the foil sleeve. The method according to the invention is characterized by the fact that, in the compression step, the core blank is arranged between two cover elements and is mechanically compressed therebetween, that the core is kept under compression pressure until the foil sleeve is sealed, and that the compression step is performed at the place of manufacture at room temperature without thermal impact. Thus, a method for manufacturing vacuum insulation panels with a fiber core can be improved such that it can be performed with reduced energy requirement and yet the insulating effect of the vacuum insulation panels does not suffer therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Julien Thiery, Ulrich Passon, Wolf Gerhards
  • Patent number: 9574701
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulator includes a core member that is a stack of fibrous sheets and a cover member enclosing the core member. Each of the fibrous sheets includes curved chopped fibers and curved fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Shinoki, Shunkei Suzuki, Toshinori Sugiki
  • Patent number: 9546481
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation material includes a pair of gas barrier exterior materials, a core material including a cellulose structure having porosity of greater than or equal to about 80% under reduced pressure of about 1 Pa, where the cellulose structure has a unit length of greater than or equal to about 1 ?m and less than or equal to about 5 mm in the heat-insulation direction, and the method of manufacturing the same, and a gas adsorption agent, where the core material and the gas adsorption agent are interposed between the pair of gas barrier exterior materials and sealed inside of the pair of gas barrier exterior materials under reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Kimura, Hideki Imamura, Kenichi Nagayama
  • Patent number: 9523460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum insulation panel having excellent thermal insulation and cold retention performance using conventional glass fibers. The vacuum insulation panel employs annealed binderless glass fibers as a core material, thus ensuring superior thermal insulation performance and preventing out-gassing in a vacuum due to the absence of organic residues in the fibers, and thereby a vacuum level of the vacuum insulation panel can be maintained for a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: KCC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Byung Won Lee, Nam Su Lee, Jae Seol Ryu, Sung Jun Lim, Sung Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 9481996
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal insulation device comprising at least one panel (100) provided with two walls (110, 120) separated by a peripheral main spacer (102) in order to define a gas-tight chamber (104) containing a partial vacuum, and at least two flexible films (150, 160) locally attached to secondary spacers (140) at intermediate points between the two walls (110, 120) and defining tight secondary compartments (158) between each other. As a result of applying successive potentials of selected polarity between the walls (110, 120) and the flexible films (150, 160), the flexible films (150, 160) are moved between a first thermal insulation position wherein the films (150, 160) are separated from each other and a second position wherein the films (150, 160) are in mutual contact at least on a substantial part of the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
    Inventors: Thierry Duforestel, Diane De Cacqueray, Pierre-Henri Milleville
  • Patent number: 9476198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass fiberboard and to a production method therefor, and more specifically, to technology for providing a glass fiberboard for vacuum heat insulation and a production method therefor, which have outstanding initial heat insulation performance and economic advantages through application of an optimized inorganic binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Myung Lee, Seong-Moon Jung, Suk Jang, Eun-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 9464214
    Abstract: Provided are methods of forming thermally conductive flexible bonds for use in electronic boards of unmanned spacecrafts and other types of aircraft. Also provided are methods of preparing adhesive materials to form these bonds including methods of preparing treated filler particles. In some aspects, an adhesive material includes filler particles having organofunctional groups, such as boron nitride particles treated in silane. These particles may be combined with a urethane modified epoxy to form the adhesive material. The weight ratio of the particles in the adhesive material may be about 40-60%. The adhesive material may be thermally cured using a temperature of less than 110° C. to prevent damage to bonded electronic components. The cured adhesive may have a thermal conductivity of at least about 2 W/m K measured in vacuum and may have a glass transition temperature if less than ?40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter Babilo, Randall Jay Moss
  • Patent number: 9464751
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation material having bending formability while restraining reduction in a gas barrier property of a sheathing material. The vacuum insulation material includes a pouch-shaped sheathing material having a gas barrier property and a core received in the sheathing material as a spacer, the vacuum insulation material having a bendable region, a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein at least one of the first and second surfaces in the bendable region is provided with a plurality of grooves extending at intervals, the grooves include a pair of outer grooves formed in the bendable region and a plurality of inner grooves formed inside the outer grooves, and an interval between each outer groove and a corresponding one of the inner grooves adjacent to each outer groove is greater than an interval between the inner grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuruga Toshimitsu, Kenji Takeuchi, Manabu Motegi
  • Patent number: 9429358
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulating material having an improved structure to prevent the heat bridge phenomenon while improving the durability thereof, and a refrigerator having the same, the vacuum heat insulating material including a core material in a vacuum state, a sealing layer surrounding the core material, an inner layer covering the sealing layer, and having a first side and a second side connected to the first side, a protective layer located at an outside of the inner layer, a first blocking layer having at least one portion located between the first side of the inner layer and the protective layer, and a second blocking layer having at least one portion located between the second side of the inner layer and the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Sung Jung, Seung Hoon Kal, Seung Jin Oh, Choong Hyo Jang, Sung Hun Hong
  • Patent number: 9228340
    Abstract: The vacuum thermal insulation material of the present invention comprises: a core material part which is hermetically sealed under reduced pressure; a getter part which is provided on one side in the middle of the core part; and an outer skin material part which surrounds the core material part and is hermetically sealed. In the getter part, a getter material, comprising a mixture of a hygroscopic material and a gas-adsorbing material, is packed in the form of a nonwoven fabric. In the vacuum thermal insulation material of the present invention, the hygroscopic material is any one of calcium oxide, calcium chloride, zeolite, silica gel, alumina and activated carbon, while the gas-adsorbing material is an oxygen-adsorbing material comprising a Fe based compound; and the hygroscopic material and the gas-adsorbing material are mixed in a ratio of between 20:1 and 200:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Hoon Min, Sung Seock Hwang, Seung Min Jeon, Jung Pil Han
  • Patent number: 9200359
    Abstract: The invention provides a vacuum enclosure which is defined by a wall having inner and outer surfaces, where the inner surface is in contact with the vacuum and the outer surface is in contact with ambient air. The vacuum enclosure is characterized by the presence therein of a getter for undesired gaseous contaminants. The getter includes a substrate (either integral with the inner surface or not) and, deposited thereon by vacuum deposition, a thin-layer laminate including at least one layer (?) of substance(s) such as platinum group metals and oxides thereof, and at least one porous hydrophilic layer (?). A corresponding layered structure having utility as a getter is also part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ACKTAR LTD.
    Inventors: Dina Katsir, Daniel Feinman, Yuri Zarnitsky
  • Patent number: 9161592
    Abstract: A fluid-filled chamber may have a barrier, a stacked tensile member, and a fluid. The barrier may be formed from a polymer material that is sealed to define an interior void. The stacked tensile member may be located within the interior void and includes a first tensile element and a second tensile element that are joined to each other. Additionally, opposite sides of the stacked tensile member are joined to the barrier. The fluid is located within the interior void and may be pressurized to place an outward force upon the barrier and induce tension in the stacked tensile member. In some configurations, each of the tensile elements may be a spacer textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Swigart, Amy E. Gishifu
  • Patent number: 9151435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum insulation material including an inner bag and to a method for manufacturing same. The method for manufacturing the vacuum insulation material includes: a step of manufacturing a core material; a step of compressing and packing the entire surface of the core material using an inner bag made of a breathable film material; a step of disposing a getter on the upper portion of the inner bag; and a step of vacuum-packing a covering material on the upper portion of the inner bag. The inner bag is made of polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET), and/or polyethylene. Since the inner bag is manufactured using a breathable film having fine holes, the method for manufacturing the vacuum insulation material may have improved efficiency, and the vacuum insulation material may be improved in terms of the long-term durability and vacuum insulation properties thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Myung Lee, Seong-Moon Jung, Suk Jang, Eun-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 9145674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum insulation panel comprising a barrier film and a core material having a density in the range from 50 to 350 kg/m3, wherein the core material comprises a mixture of A) from 30 to 100 percent by weight of nanoporous polymer particles which have a cell count in the range from 1000 to 100 000 cells/mm, where at least 60 percent by weight of the nanoporous polymer particles have a particle size of less than 100 ?m in the sieve analysis in accordance with DIN 66165, and B) from 0 to 70 percent by weight of pyrogenic or precipitated silica, and also a process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hahn, Elena Khazova, Jan Kurt Walter Sandler, Marc Fricke, Maria-Kristin Sommer, Roland Hingmann
  • Patent number: 9126386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite element comprising a) a core made of a foam or of a porous material, b) an outer layer applied to the core a), and, c) a foil c) made of a thermoplastic and differing from the outer layer b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Schütte, Frank Fechner, Manfred Genz
  • Patent number: 9108346
    Abstract: In one or more embodiment, a method is provided for forming an insulating article from an insulating material having a first thickness, the method including the step of: compressing the insulating material to form a compressed insulating material having a second thickness smaller than the first thickness; and subsequent to the step of compressing, subjecting the compressed insulating material to a vacuum to form the insulating article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Haskins, Xiao Guang Yang, Theodore James Miller, James Matthew Marcicki, Patrick Daniel Maguire
  • Patent number: 9074716
    Abstract: A highly reliable vacuum heat insulating material having excellent processability, usability and heat insulating performance and a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Nomura, Syuichi Iwata, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9057472
    Abstract: A flexible or rigid heat-insulation material consisting of a sheet of at least one layer of closed-cell gas bubbles 1/16 inch to 1 inch in size filled with a gas selected from helium, argon, neon, krypton, xenon, carbon dioxide, and chlorodifluoromethane, and mixtures thereof. At least one heat reflective layer of aluminum film is adhesively attached to the layer of gas bubbles or an aluminum film is vapor-deposited on the layer of gas bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ragui Ghali
  • Publication number: 20150147514
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel, which has a high degree of freedom in shape, is capable of stably obtaining an excellent insulating property and has a long lifetime, is provided. A process for manufacturing a vacuum insulation panel (1) includes a step of pressurizing core members (10) under a pressure of at most 1×106 Pa to form a molded product (12), the core members containing fumed silica with a binder (A?) 10a, which includes fumed silica (A) and a binder applied to surfaces thereof; and a step of decompressing and encapsulating the molded product (12) in an outer sheath having an airtight property. A vacuum insulation panel includes an outer sheath (14) having an airtight property; a molded product (12) having core members (10), the core members containing fumed silica with a binder (A?), which includes fumed silica (A) and a binder applied to surfaces thereof; and the molded product (12) being decompressed and encapsulated in the outer sheath (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuhiro SHINOHARA, Yuya HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20150140244
    Abstract: A heat-insulating housing (21) includes: a wall body; and an open-cell resin body (4) of thermosetting resin with which a heat-insulating space formed by the wall body is filled by integral foaming, the open-cell resin body including: a plurality of cells (47); a cell film portion (42); a cell skeleton portion (43); a first through-hole (44) formed so as to extend through the cell film portion; and a second through-hole (45) formed so as to extend through the cell skeleton portion, wherein the plurality of cells communicate with one another through the first through-hole and the second through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kazutaka Uekado, Tsuyoki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20150140258
    Abstract: The invention concerns a glazing panel comprising first (5) and second (5) glass sheets linked together via at least one spacer (8) which holds them a certain distance apart from one another and, between said glass sheets (5), an inner space (4) comprising at least one first cavity (41), in which there is a vacuum of less than 100 mbar and which is closed by a peripheral seal disposed at the periphery of the glass sheets, around said inner space (4), the seal (1) being a metal seal rigidly connected respectively to the first and second glass sheets. According to the invention, the metal seal (1) further comprises at least one hollow metal tube (11) of which a first end (111) communicates with the inner space (4) and a second end (112) communicates with the outside of the panel, the second end (112) comprising means for blocking the tube. According to the invention, the tube comprises at least one gas trap (113) rigidly connected to the inside of the tube (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Olivier Bouesnard, Francois Closset, Priscille Dreux
  • Publication number: 20150118434
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated panel includes a fiberglass insulation blanket and a barrier layer. The barrier layer is sealed around the fiberglass insulation blanket. Gas inside the barrier layer is evacuated such that the fiberglass insulation blanket is compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Venkata S. Nagarajan, William J. Grieco
  • Publication number: 20150118435
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation includes a core material and a gas adsorption agent interposed between a first gas barrier material and a second gas barrier material, wherein the first and the second gas barrier materials sealingly enclose the core material and the gas adsorption agent, and wherein at least one of the first and the second gas barrier materials includes a laminate including a copper alloy foil and a polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mitsuharu KIMURA, Hideki IMAMURA, Kenichi NAGAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150110989
    Abstract: According to various, but not necessarily all, examples of the disclosure there may be provided an apparatus and method, the apparatus may comprise: an encapsulated portion configured to receive at least one component wherein the encapsulated portion comprises at least one barrier wall; and a source of gas provided within the encapsulated portion and configured to cause a net flow of gas through the barrier walls from inside the encapsulated portion to outside the encapsulated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Zoran RADIVOJEVIC, Chris BOWER, Joseph BOTTOMLEY
  • Patent number: 8999476
    Abstract: A red phosphorescent composition includes a host material being capable of transporting an electron or a hole; and a dopant material represented by the following Formula 1: wherein each of R1 to R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atom (H), C1 to C6 alkyl and C1 to C6 alkoxy, and at least one of R1 to R4 is C1 to C6 alkyl, and wherein each of R5 to R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1 to C6 alkyl and halogen atom, and at least one of R5 to R7 is halogen atom, and wherein each of X and Y is selected from the group consisting of H, non-substituted C1 to C6 alkyl and C1 to C6 alkyl substituted by fluorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Keun Kim, Do-Han Kim, Chun-Gun Park, Jong-Kwan Bin, Soon-Wook Cha, Seung-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8986805
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation panel includes a core material having a bending groove at at least one surface thereof, and an envelope material to cover an outer surface of the core material and an inner surface of the bending groove. Also, a refrigerator with the vacuum insulation panel and a manufacturing method for the vacuum insulation panel are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ilseob Yoon, Youngbae Kim, Jaehyun Soh
  • Publication number: 20150059277
    Abstract: An insulating composite panel (ICP) 100, has an initial thermal resistance (R value) greater than about 50 ft2·° F.·h/Btu (8.8 K·m2/W) at a thickness less than 2.0 in (51 mm). The ICP is preassembled with a vacuum insulation panel (VIP) 102 protected by a lower rigid cover board 104 adhered to a lower surface of the VIP by a lower grid of adhesive ribbons 108, and by an upper rigid cover board 106 adhered to an upper surface of the VIP by an upper grid of adhesive ribbons 110. Each of the adhesive grids 108, 110 is augmented by a respective continuous ribbon of adhesive 112, 114 along the entire perimeter of each respective interface between the VIP 102 and each respective cover board 104, 106. The ICP has high resistance to wind uplift, mold, and fire, and low mass per unit area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard O. Collins