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4082143 Solar energy  
Simplicity is the height of invention. In the present invention, a plurality of containers provide for heat storage in water or other fluids, plus heat storage in heat-of-fusion heat storage...
4077390 Reusable heat pack containing supercooled solution and means for activating same  
A heat pack is made by enclosing supercoolable aqueous sodium acetate solution together with a metallic activator strip in a sealed, flexible container. The activator strip is a flexible metal...
4077464 Cooling system for buildings  
A combined heating and cooling system for a building is described. The system includes a heating circuit and a cooling circuit. The circuits are coupled to heat energy storage reservoirs. Each...
4076013 Solar heating system  
A solar heating system for a building consists of a stressed-skin roof structure which includes at least one layer formed of longitudinally extended channel-shaped beam members, wherein each beam...
4073284 Process and device for utilizing meteorological radiations  
In a process or a device for receiving or emitting solar energy a coating absorbing or emitting the sunlight is in thermally conductive communication with a crystalline storage mass having a phase...
4071079 Heat-storage unit and system  
A heat storage unit using salt or a salt mixture. Heat is extracted from the unit by converting water to steam and a series of pipes is provided extending to different depths in the salt. The...
4071077 Heating system for building  
A combined heating and cooling system for a building is described. The system includes a heating circuit and a cooling circuit. The circuits are coupled to heat energy storage reservoirs. Each...
4071016 Solar energy collecting apparatus  
The specification and drawings disclose an apparatus for collecting incident solar radiation and using it to heat a fluid such as air. The disclosed apparatus comprises a housing having a...
4069971 Solar air conditioning system  
A building structure is provided with a conventional air conditioning unit and a solar energized air heater unit. Heated air is drawn from the solar unit and discharged into the structure in...
4064867 Solar heat collector  
A solar heat collector having an enclosure, a first receptacle for a heated liquid medium, and a second receptacle for a cooled liquid medium. Heat transfer means within the enclosure provide for...
4064931 Fusion-type thermal storage accumulator with discharging apparatus  
Apparatus and method for thermally discharging a heat storage accumulator containing a fusible storage substance the density of which is greater in the solid state than in the liquid state where...
4063546 Heat store and installation for the utilization of solar energy  
A heat accumulator is provided which has a heat exchanger embedded in a crystalline substance and has a maximum operating temperature greater than the melting point of the crystalline substance....
4062347 Solar heating system  
A system is disclosed for using solar energy to heat the interior of a structure. The system utilizes a low-cost solar collector to heat a recirculating air mass which then flows through a series...
4061267 Solar heating system and operation thereof  
A solar heating system, using a pebble bed as a heat storage, includes an auxiliary heater, providing heat for the system and/or for the pebble bed during times of low solar heat accumulation and...
4061129 Solar furnace heating system  
A solar furnace heating system is disclosed which is characterized by the provision of novel rotary vane-type heat collector elements arranged in a heat collecting chamber beneath the generally...
4059226 Heat collector and storage chamber  
A solar energy heat collector and storage chamber is provided with fixed side, rear, top, and bottom walls. A glass front wall permits sun rays to pass inwardly therethrough to heat rock pieces...
4055165 Carbonaceous boiler  
A carbonaceous boiler is disclosed which includes a block of impervious, low permeability carbonaceous material having relatively large infrared radiation receiving side surfaces and a relatively...
4055055 Thermosiphonic boiler  
A thermosiphonic boiler with two mutually communicating water containers, one above the other, said containers housing water volumes being thermically insulated from the surroundings of the boiler...
4054246 Building structure for solar energy recovery and utilization  
A double-walled structure utilizes air as the heat transfer medium between solar-heated outer walls and either the interior space or heat storage means beneath the structure. A load-bearing layer...
4054126 System for storing and releasing thermal energy  
A system for the cyclic storage and recovery of thermal energy utilizing a particulate bed of a decomposable heat storage material selected from the group consisting of the hydroxides of...
4051999 Environmentally heated and cooled building  
A solar heated building including a thermal collector means which is carried in the attic of the building for absorbing energy and heating the air within the attic. Duct means are connected...
4052001 Heating system  
The water for a central heating system is supplied with thermal energy in a boiler equipped with an oil burner and with a thermostatically controlled mixing valve that mixes the water heated in...
4051891 Heat transfer block means  
A heat transfer block has a center core of substantially equally sized stones. The stones are grouted together with voids in between. Upper and lower panels are grouted to the center core. At...
4050626 Supplemental heat and heat transfer subsystems for solar air conditioning systems  
Heat storage and/or cold storage are essential in air conditioning systems depending upon weather-sensitive energy sources such as solar heat, including sun and wind. Sufficient supplemental...
4044949 Heat storage system  
The invention pertains to an automatic heat storage system comprising two cooperating sources of heat, two heat storage vessels, and a heat emitting system, the heat being transferred by a heating...
4040566 Pollution-free heating system  
What follows is a description of a system for heating a building by solar energy, and providing heated water for domestic use. A roof-mounted solar heating panel, which includes a clear specially...
4039773 Electronic charging control device for electric storage heaters  
The invention relates to a control unit for electric storage heaters which are supplied with energy during low tariff periods and which give up stored energy during high tariff periods. An...
4037583 Solar heating system and panels  
A solar heating system is provided in which is employed a source of a heatable fluid and an arrangement of solar heating panels to receive heat from the sun and heat the fluid therewith. A heat...
4037785 Combination solar and electric heater  
Heater comprises a container divided into upper and lower chambers by a perforated plate. The container is connected to receive heated liquid from a solar collector and deliver it to radiators or...
4037579 Energy storage-boiler tank using salt fusion and heat piping  
An energy storage system useful for storing energy due to sun light and making use of the stored energy when the sun is not shining. The storage tank system includes a liquid therein which is...
4034912 Method and control arrangement for a heating system including solar and fuel-fired heating apparatus  
A method and control arrangement for a heating system including solar heating apparatus and a conventional fuel-fired heating apparatus wherein heat load of the heating system and solar heating...
4033130 Heating device comprising a heat accumulator  
A heating system including a heat pipe containing evaporable heat transporting material, a closed reservoir containing heat-accumulating material within said heat pipe, and a quantity of said...
4029081 Solar energy transport system  
A solar energy collector comprises a heat conducting sheet having a front surface exposed to the sun and a system of liquid-receiving open-top troughs projecting from the back surface into an air...
4027821 Solar heating/cooling system  
A heliothermal heating and cooling system of the type using a heat transport fluid such as water is disclosed. The energy collector comprises an assembly of individual solar collector panel...
4021895 Solar heating  
Method and apparatus for solar heating of a fluid in stages involving solar heaters which maintain good thermal efficiency to differing maximum temperatures in order to provide effective heating...
4016861 Solar heating system  
A solar heat collector is formed by a unitary top plate having spaced apart downwardly extending tabs, a unitary bottom plate having spaced apart upwardly extending tabs, a frame holding the...
4014384 Breathing gas heater for use by a diver comprising double walled cylinder and inner container filled with hot liquid prior to use  
A self-contained, portable breathing gas heating system to be used by a diver for submersion in a cold environment consisting of a heat exchanger in an insulated container and a preheated liquid...
4012920 Heating and cooling system with heat pump and storage  
A heating and cooling system is provided which includes a reversible heat pump with three refrigerant coils, one of which is in an air duct for the space to be served, another of which is in heat...
4010731 Heat storage tank  
A heat storage tank is mounted in a pit in the ground. The pit preferably has four sides and a bottom. A lining of insulating material mounted against the sides of said pit. A water impervious...
4008758 Intermittent energy input salt bath chemical processor  
Solar energy is collected and recoverable in a central place as high temperature heat. The heat is delivered to a large reservoir of salt, thereby raising the temperature of the salt and melting...
4008709 Underground storage system for heating and cooling systems  
A thermal energy storage system including a thermal energy storage tank and a pair of thermal energy exchange tanks disposed in a different horizontal plane than the thermal energy storage tank....
4006734 Storage heater bricks  
Heat storage medium is produced by heating a mix of ferric oxide and an additive comprising a calcium compound to a temperature at which the additive reacts with the ferric oxide to improve its...
4005698 Photon energy converter  
An efficient converter of photon energy to heat has been devised comprising a dense array of metal whiskers grown with spacings between the whiskers of a few wavelengths of visible light. The...
4004571 Isomerization for photochemical solar energy storage  
An invention relating to photochemical collection, storage, and retrieval of solar energy through exposing to solar energy in the visible light spectrum of a photochemical valence isomerizable...
4004572 Solar energy collection and retrieval employing reversible photochemical isomerization  
A process for photochemical collection, storage, and retrieval of solar energy, including solar energy in the visible and near-infrared light spectrum, comprising: exposing to solar radiation of a...
4000851 Solar-heated dwelling  
In a preferred embodiment of the invention, rotatably adjustable elongated cylindrical solar collector plate cells, rotatable around the elongated axis thereof for adjusting angle of incidence of...
4000735 Insert for the furnaces of boilers  
An insert for the furnaces of particularly oil-fired boilers for intermittent operation, comprising an assembly of elements of fire-resisting glass of slight material thickness relative to their...
3998207 Differential temperature controller for use in a solar energy conversion system  
An integrated circuit dc-comparator compares voltage signals representative of sump water and collector water temperatures in a solar energy conversion system and continuously provides a direct...
3997001 Heat energy reservoir using solid removal and gravitation settling in a molten-solid salt bath  
A reservoir of salt eutectic which includes a plurality of heat pipes in the bottom through which a hot gas passes, and pipes near the top through which water passes and is converted to steam....
3996759 Environment assisted hydronic heat pump system  
An air conditioning system utilizing one or more water source heat pumps assisted by solar radiation, terrestrial re-radiation and ambient air above predetermined temperature levels; operating...