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4146087 Device for accumulation tanks for fluid  
Method and device for maintaining and reinforcing in an accumulation tank a stratified condition of fluid caused by the fluid in the tank when a flowing of the fluid is caused by heating the same....
4144999 System and structure for conditioning air  
A system for storing in a liquid storage medium a substantial part of the heat for a building. The liquid is contained within a large, vertical, cylindrical tank and is circulated to...
4143705 Storage for heat and cold  
Heat storage and/or cold storage are essential to effective utilization of solar energy sources, including sun and wind. Efficient auxiliary controlled heat sources are also desirable, if not...
4142576 Heat pump system with improved heat transfer  
A heat pump for cooling or heating a conditioned space includes an underground heat pipe laid into a hole in the ground back-filled with soil. The heat transfer of the soil is improved by...
4139055 Solar heating (cooling)  
In the present invention, a plurality of containers provide for heat storage in water or other fluids, or solids, or both, plus domestic water heating. There is good quality heat exchange going in...
4139056 Method of and system for storing heat  
A reservoir is subdivided by a plurality of partitions into a plurality of water-filled compartments. The lower region of at least one of the compartments is connectable to a source of cool water...
4139321 Rock channel heat storage  
A heat or cold storage system utilizing a plurality of channels dug directly into the earth and filled with rocks which are used to absorb heat or cold for storage, a part of such storage being...
4138996 Solar heater freeze protection system  
A solar water heating system heats water in a solar panel and stores it in a water storage tank. A pump circulates the water in the system, from the water storage tank through the solar panel back...
4138995 Solar energy storage and utilization  
A system for storing and utilizing solar energy which includes the use of solar energy collectors attached to heat pipes for changing solar flux into heat energy and transmitting the heat energy...
4137900 Solar heating system  
A solar heating system including a specially designed tank divided into zones in which heat is stored in water, the hottest water in each zone rising to the top thereof by convection. A solar flow...
4137898 Air type solar heating system  
An air type heating system includes a heat collector connected to heat air streams running through the collector by solar heat and a heat storage member containing heat-storage material for...
4138061 Solar heating system  
A heating system is provided to convert radiant solar energy into heat for use in buildings. The apparatus includes a solar energy collection and heat radiation means, a heat storage means...
4136668 Solar heat storage and utility system  
A solar heat storage and utility system wherein heat storage means is mechanically conveyed from an energy receptor area to a storage or other utility area. A series of enclosures containing heat...
4135572 Method and apparatus for the alternate heating and cooling of a heat exchanger of a heating and cooling system  
A method and apparatus of alternately heating and cooling a heat exchanger of a heating and cooling system having a boiler and a cooler, is disclosed, in which quantities of liquid of different...
4134273 Home heating and cooling system  
A home heating and cooling system consisting of a pair of large water tanks and a heat-operated absorption-type refrigeration system disposed between the tanks and operable to transfer heat from...
4132074 Paving and solar energy system and method  
Paving and solar energy utilization systems and methods disclosed herein include a fluid carrying conduit embedded in paving such as in a roadway or roofing exposed to solar energy. Fluid...
4131158 Storage arrangement for thermal energy  
Heat of liquefaction and solidification is transmitted between a heat storing material undergoing the phase transition and a heating medium in a heat exchanger by means of a partly gaseous, partly...
4128204 Inhabitable enclosure and methods relating thereto  
An environmentally conditioned enclosure adapted for human habitation and construction methods relating to same. A foundation comprised of thermally insulative material provides support for a...
4127973 Solar-heated concrete slab building structure  
A concrete slab forming a part of the building structure foundation is thermally insulated about its periphery from the ground upon which it resides from the ground surface to below the ground...
4127104 Solar heater for water and the like  
An improved, portable, inexpensive solar heater for water and similar liquids. The heater comprises a tank triangular in transverse cross section, the hypotenuse of the triangular shape being...
4125946 Apparatus for drying clothes using solar energy  
Apparatus for drying clothes does not require use of gas or electrical energy for generation of heat. A solar collector is used for regeneration of a desiccant, the desiccant being utilized for...
4126122 Solar hot water booster and exchanger for use therein  
A solar powered heater system which may be employed to preheat water in or prior to delivery to a conventional hot water heater. The solar powered heater system includes a heat exchanger which is...
4125107 Universal differential thermostat for solar heating system  
A thermostat or controller for controlling water circulation in a solar heating system is disclosed as including a resistant bridge circuit with a solar panel temperature responsive resistance and...
4124018 Solar heat collecting, storing and utilizing apparatus  
Solar heat collecting, storing and utilizing apparatus which comprises a solar collector and a thermal capacitor in which the capacitor provides a means of dense storage of solar heat, at a...
4124061 Thermal energy storage unit  
A thermal storage unit comprising a bed of particulate solid material, a liquid situated in heat-exchanging relation with said bed and cooperating with said bed to define a liquid-solid system...
4123219 Chemical storage of radiant energy  
A method for the chemical storage of radiant energy in which substituted naphthalenes undergo photochemical dimerization by exposure to radiant energy to form...
4122828 Solar energy collector for direct air heating  
A solar energy heat collector and use system wherein heat is directly absorbed into a moving column of air and stored in the structure thereof dependent upon the availability of solar radiation...
4121563 Fuel saving furnace improvement  
A fuel saving improvement in conventional home, commercial and public building heating furnaces comprising the inclusion of heat absorbing members such as stones on rod mesh trays in the normally...
4121566 Sonia system  
For use in heating or cooling a building, there is provided a solar energy collecting system which includes a solar energy collecting device comprising a trough having internal surfaces for...
4119556 Thermal energy storage material comprising mixtures of sodium, potassium and magnesium chlorides  
Storage of thermal energy in a ternary mixture of salts which comprises from 22.5 to 26.5 weight percent of sodium chloride, from 18.5 to 22.5 weight percent of potassium chloride and from 53.0 to...
4119086 Storage tank assembly  
A storage tank divided into three liquid-tight compartments. The end compartments are liquid storage compartments and are separated by a central non-liquid holding or "dry" compartment fitted with...
4116219 Differential thermostatic controller for solar heating system  
A controller for a solar heating system includes a differential thermostat which responds to a preselected temperature differential between fluid in a solar collector and in a storage tank to...
4116379 Heating apparatus  
A domestic heating system that utilizes heat collectors such as solar collectors or fireplace heat collectors, and effectively transfers the heat from these collectors for storage or useage...
4114600 Thermal storage and heat transfer system and method  
A thermal storage and heat transfer system for use with a solar energy heat collector comprising a tank having a plurality of temperature zones therein each zone having, preferably, a plurality of...
4111185 Solar heating system  
Disclosed herein is a heat exchange unit which includes a multiplicity of liquid containers, a supporting structure therefor. Enclosure is provided around the containers with duct means to...
4111189 Combined solar radiation collector and thermal energy storage device  
A solar energy device for collecting solar radiation, converting the radiation to thermal energy and storing the thermal energy, and a process for manufacturing of same.
4109702 Energy storage and retrieval as heat  
Energy is stored by heating a salt to a temperature above its latent heat of fusion to convert the salt to a liquid state. Heat is retrieved by moving a heat transfer fluid that is immiscible with...
4108374 Heat storage water tank  
A heat storage tank suitable for solar house heating systems. The tank includes a rigidly supported bottom panel covered with a layer of stones of substantially uniform size which are bonded...
4106692 Heating system with reserve thermal storage capacity  
A space heating system having a low inertia (low mass and low water content) boiler and a larger heated water storage tank providing a bank of hot water (hereafter called the heat bank) and a...
4105014 Catalytic extraction of stored solar energy from photochemicals  
Acid and base catalyst substances are employed in the photochemical process for collection and retrieval of solar energy wherein a lower energy level isomer (e.g. trans-isomer) of a photochemical...
4103825 Solar heated and cooled dwelling  
Solar heated or cooled dwelling in which attic is divided into upper and lower interconnected plenums. Air is heated in upper plenum by solar radiation, and is conveyed to rooms of dwelling, while...
4104185 Latent heat accumulator  
A heat accumulator in which the heat-energy storage medium consists essentially of a potassium fluoride-water system having a potassium fluoride content between 44 and 48% by weight.
4099558 Method of heat accumulation and a thermal accumulator for the application of said method  
A heat-transporting fluid F is passed over a material C having a high latent heat of fusion and in direct contact therewith so that the fluid and the material exchange heat at a temperature close...
4100091 Process and means for absorbing and releasing thermal energy by utilizing the allothopic change of endo-5-norbornene-2, 3-dicarboxylic acid anhydride with heat  
Thermal energy, in particular, solar energy is absorbed and released by utilizing the allotropic change of endo-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboxylic acid anhydride with heat. The thermal energy is...
4095584 Solar heating system  
A solar heating system which includes a heat accumulating structure and a heat storage pit. A roof of the heat accumulating structure includes a backing board and a corrugated metal plate mounted...
4095585 Solar energy collector with on site storage  
In a solar energy collector with on site storage, the storage unit is contuted of two insulating panels and, between them, a structure formed of two corrugated walls which are joined on one part...
4094302 Furnace with heat storage elements  
A furnace, for example of the home-heating type, has heat storage elements located in a combustion gas chamber of the furnace, the heat storage elements being placed in a path of flow of...
4088183 Thermal energy storage tank  
A thermal energy storage tank charged with a phase changeable thermal energy storage material produces a partial pressure variation due to the flow of a heat transfer medium, when passing through...
4088266 Method and apparatus for collecting, storing and transmitting solar heat  
A self-contained apparatus for collecting, storing and transmitting solar heat includes an elongated rectangular insulated housing in which a quantity of heat retaining material is confined and a...
4086958 Heat exchange method and apparatus including two non-mixable media  
Heat exchange method and apparatus are disclosed which include the use of o non-mixable media of different temperatures that are brought in direct contact with each other to effect the transfer of...