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4569389 Laser-hydrogen heating element  
A heating element includes a sealed chamber containing hydrogen gas and a source of high energy light adapted to direct such high energy light into the hydrogen in the chamber to cause...
4567877 Heat storage food container  
A heat storage food container provided with a thermal storage medium, such as wet sand, which retains the heat of the environment to which it has been subjected. The storage medium is provided...
4556047 Solar furnace  
The solar furnace is constructed of evacuated glass block solar elements that include an interior face, or surface, of zinc. Because of this material, substantial solar radiant energy is retained...
4556501 Heat storage composition  
A heat storage composition comprising sodium sulfate decahydrate as main component, a supercooling inhibitor, and a solid-liquid separation inhibitor, characterized in that hydraulic calcium...
4552212 Structure heating and cooling system  
This invention is a system for passive solar heating and cooling of homes, offices and other structures whereby the entire building may be used for storage of heat or cold with both collection and...
4544028 Heat accumulator  
A heat-storage apparatus providing for especially efficient charging and discharging of a storage medium with heat and greatly facilitating simultaneous charging and discharging of different...
4541244 Method of and means for maintaining a halocline in an open body of salt water  
A halocline is maintained in open body of salt water at a depth to which a significant amount of solar radiation penetrates by inducing an upward vertical flow in the body of water sufficient to...
4541479 Air circulation system for generally enclosed structures  
The system is composed of an aggregate mass through which air can be blown, film sheeting enveloping the mass, and apparatus for directing a flow of air from the interior of a home or other...
4540502 Heat storage material  
A heat storage material which comprises CaCl2.6H2 O, as a main component, containing at least one anhydride selected from the group consisting of an anhydrous bromide and an anhydrous nitrate.
4532778 Chemical heat pump and chemical energy storage system  
A chemical heat pump and storage system employs sulfuric acid and water. In one form, the system includes a generator and condenser, an evaporator and absorber, aqueous acid solution storage and...
4532917 Modular passive solar energy heating unit employing phase change heat storage material which is clearly transparent when in its high-stored-energy liquid state  
A highly effective modular passive solar energy heating unit for heating an enclosed space employs phase change heat storage material, which is optically transparent to visible light when in...
4526225 Building element for heat storage and transfer  
Structures fabricated from modules of permeable concrete provide heat storage and transfer capability. Such structures derive solar energy directly, store it within the modules for future use in a...
4524756 Thermal energy storage tank using modular heat batteries  
A thermal energy storage apparatus comprising a thermally insulated tank having a bottom, side wall and roof; a plurality of spaced apart modular heat batteries inside the tank supported on load...
4512332 Stable density stratification solar pond  
A stable density-stratification solar pond 10 for use in the collection and storage of solar thermal energy including a container 12 having a first section 14 characterized by an internal wall of...
4510921 Latent heat accumulating greenhouse  
This invention relates to a latent heat accumulating greenhouse utilizing solar heat. The object of the invention is to provide a greenhouse which is simple in construction, of high efficiency for...
4510992 Solar energy system  
A heat storage system intended for long term storage between seasons of surplus heat collected in a solar energy system for example, comprises one or several networks of ducts laid out in an earth...
4508101 Thermal energy storage system  
A thermal energy storage system for absorption of heat from a heat source having a temperature above a predetermined temperature and release of heat to a heat sink having a temperature below the...
4508632 Heat storage materials  
A heat storage material is described which comprises a mixture of sodium sulfate decahydrate or sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate, and urea. The mixing ratio by mole of the sulfate decahydrate to...
4508102 Heat collection, dissipation and storage  
Heat collection and dissipation are provided utilizing a roofing system having a support sheet with an upstanding edge around its periphery and a pair of water impermeable membranes disposed in...
4498459 Phase-change heat storage building panels  
The invention provides a phase change heat storage, light and temperature control building panel comprising a sealed housing having at least two walls transparent to visible light delimiting at...
4495937 Thermal collector and storage system  
A thermal collector and storage system is described as comprising a plurality of energy storage elements or rods mounted in a parallel array within an enclosure, which is adapted to be readily...
4495781 Underground cooling system and method  
An underground air cooling system and method for at least one building including an air line disposed beneath the ground for conveying air to an I-tank filled with fluid that is also disposed...
4493365 Heating device with heat storage  
A heat storage device comprises a hermetically sealed metallic container having one or more molten alkali metal fluorides and/or alkaline earth metal fluorides included therein. A material having...
4483318 Borehole reservoir  
A borehole reservoir includes a plurality of vertical boreholes (5, 6) in each of which there is arranged pipes (9, 17) for feeding water to and returning water from the boreholes.In order to...
4476921 Insulating air sheath for buildings and the like  
Low grade heat is supplied to heat air which is used to provide an insulating sheath for a building or the like. The low grade heat is obtained from the ground below the hard frost line from...
4474171 Solar energy system with static heat-storage device  
A thermal energy storage and transfer system comprises a water-filled network that includes an interconnected storage vessel, heat absorber and radiator means. In accordance with the invention, a...
4471834 Modular solar heat storage cabinet  
A heat storage cabinet for use in solar heating systems and the like. The cabinet is comprised of a pair of open ended shells adapted to be buckled together with shelf like containers of phase...
4469088 Solar collector  
The present invention relates to a solar collector for obtaining high temperature thermal energy by collecting solar energy, especially to the improvement of performance and safety of an absorber...
4469086 Solar heated building structure and method of operating a solar-heat collector system  
A building having rooms to be heated is supported at least in part on a cylindrical double wall concrete tank, the inner wall of which receives a heating fluid preferably heated by a solar...
4467785 Chemical heat storage  
The present invention uses a dessicant and a means of drying out or changing the system by the use of off-peak electric power releasing. The heat is then released as required during periods of...
4466256 Ground-installed coldness storage and utilization system  
A ground-installed coolness storage and utilization system wherein a given volume of water-soaked soil is frozen by passing an air-chilled heat-exchange liquid through tubes buried in the soil,...
4462389 Method of trapping and utilizing solar heat  
A horizontal highly concentrated body of an aqueous solution constitute a solar pond in which the liquid body is divided into two horizontal strata (an upper and a lower stratum) of different...
4462390 Modular solar greenhouse with elevated overhead heat storage material and movable insulation barriers and method and system for solar heating of attached living space using thermostat-controlled air circulation for harvesting heat  
A modular solar greenhouse incorporates rigid curving frames overhead with screw and nut tracks for ease of assembly and east side and west side end modules and advantageously employs a thermally...
4461276 Aqueous gel for heat storage pond and method for making the gel  
A gel is formed by copolymerizing an acrylic monofunctional monomer and an acrylic bifunctional monomer in an aqueous solution exposed to an oxygen containing atmosphere. Spontaneous...
4455927 Heat accumulating hot plate for the preparation and cooking of food  
Heat accumulating hot plate for the preparation and cooking of food, comprising a slab element formed from a stone of isotropic crystallographic structure and having a high thermal capacity. The...
4452229 Thermal heat storage and cooling system  
An improved heat storage and cooling system utilizing a conventional solar energy collector as a heat source, a thermal mass of stacked cement blocks with interal horizontally aligned air...
4452227 Active thermal storage using the ground underlying a solar pond  
An apparatus is presented for actively using the ground underlying a solar pond for storage of heat accumulated in the pond. Heated water will be injected down shallow wells and percolated through...
4449516 Sunlight-energy-storing method  
This invention is a method for storing light energy using an indigo derivative. Among indigo derivatives capable of storing light energy by the photoisomerization of the molecule from the...
4448487 Photon energy conversion  
Photon energy can be efficiently absorbed by a material having a reflectivity control surface region wherein the index of refraction, the thickness, and the contour of the external surface of the...
4445499 Ground-storage of heat such as solar heat  
A method of storing thermal energy in a body which is in direct thermal contact with the surrounding earth. The energy is transferred to said ground body from heat absorbing devices, specifically...
4442826 Prefabricated panel for building construction and method of manufacturing  
A precast construction panel for buildings and a method of manufacturing the panel are disclosed. The panel is lightweight and possesses full structural integrity with the ability to serve as a...
4434785 Heat accumulator  
An underground heat accumulator of the low temperature type for storing solar energy from a solar collector (8) by means of a plurality of buried double pipes with an outer pipe (3) and an inner...
4426002 Handled mold package  
A shippable assembly comprises: (a) a first mold having a recess therein, and cast and hardened material in said recess, and (b) a protective package on the mold.The package may comprise a second...
4421663 Asphalt-oil heat transfer composition  
A composition of matter particularly suitable for heat absorption and exchange comprising a mixture of soft commercial asphalt, oil, a finely ground heat-conductive material of high specific...
4421101 Thermal energy storage system  
The invention is a sealed thermal energy storage container device including front and rear walls which together are partially absorptive and partially transmissive of visible light with a...
4420032 Method of controlling the energy management of an energy system and energy system based on said method  
This invention relates to a method of controlling the energy management of a system for catching, accumulating and transferring heat comprising a heat collector and a heat accumulator of the...
4418683 Separated phase thermal storage system  
A thermal storage system employing a fluid having a relatively high boiling point and capable of storage in separate phases, together with a substantial quantity of a chemically-compatible solid...
4416260 Solar heating system for greenhouses and the like  
A solar heating collector is employed in the form of a plenum constituted of the greenhouse translucent roof and a roof floor of black plastic sheeting. Hot air from the plenum is distributed by...
4415465 Heat-storing composition  
Supercooling of sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate is prevented by adding thereto naphtharene or naphthol and/or at least one of calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium...
4413614 Solar heating system  
Solar heating system. A solar collector. A double storage device connected to the collector to provide coolest possible heat transport medium at beginning of each day's collection and to control...