Title:
Prefabricated Building Components and Assembly Equipments
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This continuing present patent offers the “repeat at will” built-in on/off vacuum effect after installed at site, coordinating with the forced fluid to create a window treatment effect, and as well as being able to provide the three stages insulation value at the same time. The other parts of this continued patent are supplementation of additional claims and to complete and improve the parent patent regarding energy conservation for buildings. It offers more efficient ways of constructing energy efficient buildings for residential, commercial and industrial use.



Inventors:
Leo, Ano (Calgary, CA)
Application Number:
12/248051
Publication Date:
07/09/2009
Filing Date:
10/09/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04B1/66
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Primary Examiner:
IHEZIE, JOSHUA K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ADE & COMPANY INC. (WINNIPEG, MB, CA)
Claims:
What is claimed is new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claims:

46. the configuration & the formation & the methodology & the utilization of the double pane un-obscured all glass VIP incorporated with a programmable mechanical apparatus utilizing a heat exchanger able to facilitate the “repeat at will” pressurized vacuum process performing filling and retrieval functionality of active forced thermal “coloured” fluids to achieve “on & off” vacuum insulation generating a two stage insulation value and automated/manual temperature regulating process and create a combined vacuum & active forced thermal fluids window treatment system.

47. the configuration & the formation & the methodology & the utilization of the triple pane un-obscured all glass VIP panels having a dual body with dual cavity incorporated with a programmable mechanical apparatus utilizing a heat exchanger able to facilitate the “repeat at will” pressurized vacuum process performing filling and retrieval functionality of the active thermal forced coloured fluid to achieve vacuum effects generating a three stage insulation value with automated/manual temperature regulating process and creates a simultaneously functioning “permanent” & “repeat at will” vacuum conditions along with the active forced thermal fluids window treatment system; a) the functionality of any double and/or triple pane un-obscure or obscure all glass VIP utilizing “coloured” fluid or fluids as customizable window treatment and/or for window insulation with or without vacuum process or condition; b) any glass VIP filled with active forced thermal “coloured” fluids being used to block Ultra Violet light and being used as window insulation; c) the functionality of active forced thermal fluid used in glass panels within any window structures for insulation and regulating temperatures is in either vacuum condition or non-vacuum condition; d) any active forced thermal fluid being used in panels within wall structures for insulation and regulating temperatures is either in vacuum condition or in non-vacuum condition; e) the un-obscure & obscure glass VIP to be utilized as insert-member within door structure for improving insulation; f) the methodology of utilizing the active forced thermal fluid to achieve “repeat at will” vacuum condition and/or to regulating temperature for insulation purposes in large wall structures not limited to the type of materials to be used.

48. the composite insulated building components and assembly equipments (recited in claim 1, 31, 33, 36, & 38) in the parent application in conjunction with the active thermal forced air system to claim the combination and the interaction of the configuration & the formation & the methodology & the utilization of the vertical and horizontal boxed-out space system able to accommodate and relocate the climate control unit and the electrical panel and wiring and the water/plumbing system all are to be housed and consolidated within the insulated space of the boxed-out system created and raised from the foundation in the basement facilitated to yield more desirable development space to reduce and or to eliminate obstructions associated with the conventional cumbersome heating & ducting system and to simplify the plumbing routes and to facilitate at least one active thermal forced air to travel more effectively in the active thermal forced air system in and around the multi-level structure of buildings; a) the outward and inward active forced air circulation insulated ducting systems facilitating for at least one in-wall active thermal forced air cavity which extends its way and connects vertically and or horizontally to all composite wall panels and in floors and ceilings by way of traveling through created openings or passages or cavities and or channels “to and from” the climate control unit particularly in the boxed-out space; b) the active thermal forced air paths that travel vertically and horizontally through channels or openings or cavities or passages or piping systems created within a concrete slab floor to provide in-slab heating without utilizing any form of liquid “to and from” the climate control unit particularly in the boxed-out space; c) the combination and the interaction of the method and formation and configuration and usage of the active thermal forced air system in this present invention which is to be used to circulate active thermal forced air in cavities; passages; channels; openings; piping; and tubing; and is not limited to the types of materials to be used and the function(s) to be utilized for any purpose of regulating hot or cold climate control in ceilings and walls; activating thermal forced air for all in-floor heating and forced air window insulation and forced air window curtain for defrosting; d) the active thermal forced air system combines with the in-active cavity system in the parent application and this present invention and which is not limited to a single cavity and applies to plural cavities of multiple forced air flows; and is not limited by specific or certain temperature degree settings within walls; ceilings or floors whether positioned in single or in plural form & configured close to the interior or exterior side of walls of residential or commercial/industrial buildings for the purpose of regulating temperatures and/or climate controls and the formation; creation; configuration and pattern of the space of the cavity or cavities with the materials being used are not to be limited with rigid foam; and such width of cavity spaces are not to be limited to specific depending on application; e) the active thermal forced air system in this present invention therein not to be limited the pattern of the active thermal forced air path movements either in the pattern of horizontal and vertical or in the combined patterns of horizontal and vertical within walls & in ceilings & in all types of floors; f) the method; formation; configuration and usage of the vertical & horizontal boxed-out spaces aligned horizontally at 90 degrees against along with floor joists facilitates the effective arrangement of laying & installing & directing pipes or tubes; water lines and electrical wiring to appropriate positions via between floor joists and facilitates the active thermal forced air travel through the claimed void spaces (cited in claim 10. in the parent application) which are underneath the sub-floor and between floor joists.

49. the combination and the interaction of the configuration & the formation & the methodology & the utilization of the active thermal forced air circulation system in direct conjunction with the corrugated metal components to be used in ceilings, & floors & wall structures of which the “void” spaces on one side or on both sides of the corrugated configuration to be utilized as the active thermal forced air path transforming into a 3 stages composite insulation structure comprises a dual corrugated forced air path sandwiched the corrugated metal member to be utilized as a “heat sink” and not to be limited on any walls & floors corrugated structures for commercial and or industrial buildings for the purposes of regulating temperature and or for climate controls.

50. the combination and the interaction of the configuration & the formation & the methodology & the utilization of the active thermal forced air system applies directly to the roof line underneath the roof sheathing wherein composite insulated rigid foam panels created in between the foam members having at least one active forced air cavity/passage at one end connected 90 degree against with the openings on the side of an elongated central channel gathering and allowing all forced airs channeled from said multiple composite insulated rigid foam panels flow into the cavity of said openings of the elongated central channel to be dissipated and be redirected for the purposes of regulating the temperature and or for climate controls.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE C.I.P. PRESENT INVENTION

Field of the Invention

In the field of energy conservation, the industries are continuously making improvements to existing methods of energy conservation. This continuing present invention is meant to supplement the parent patent on matters of within the same scope.

The prior art of manufacturing the vacuum products or processes, are conducted in a factory environment for each and single piece of the completed end products and the vacuum effects are not designed to be repeated or being able to repeat on site. As the glass Vacuum Insulated Panel VIP members for walls stated in the parent patent, this continuing present invention is advancing the usage of the glass VIP which is an “obscure” glass VIP stated in the parent patent into an “un-obscure” glass VIP and creates multi-functions; such as the repeatable vacuum process by filling and retrieval of active thermal forced fluids running through the cavities, in addition; taking the advantage of the configured embodiment, then to incorporate colors into fluids to transform into a unique insulation system and a window treatment system.

In addition; in this continuing present invention there are also significant structural improvements supplementing to the parent patent all within the scope closely relate to the re-arrangements and the implementations of all the mechanical components for homes and buildings; such as sheet metal ducting, plumbing and heating components, all to be re-positioned effectively to yield more enjoyable and useful space for homes and buildings. It is made all possible to be introduced in this continuing patent within the scope by items already stated in the parent patent.

This continued present invention offers an innovative idea and easy ways to improve the windows and doors insulation value coordinated with the parent patent, which has been the weakest area of all buildings in terms of energy efficiency.

SUMMARY OF THE C.I.P. PRESENT INVENTION

The primary object of this continuing present invention is the same as of the parent patent to provide prefabricated building components with energy efficient saving means to facilitate the building process of industrial, commercial and residential industries.

As described in the parent patent application, the glass VIP in its double and triple pane configurations are “obscured” glass panels in vacuum condition which are used as part of the wall insulation members as composite insulated wall panel and also used as “obscured” insulated glass features wall panels to bring in lights; hereinafter, part of this continued patent is to implement the non-factory “repeat at will” built-in on and off vacuum system incorporated for window and wall load-bearing structures, for the purpose of achieving various high level insulation values along with advancing the “obscured” to “un-obscured” and co-exist in the system for a building structure. The following is an introduction of the “un-obscured” glass VIP of double and triple pane configurations, which are the extended versions of the double and triple pane “obscured” glass VIP cited in the parent patent. Its formation process is clearly described in the parent patent.

This continuing present invention is able to perform the Vacuum/Active Forced Thermal Fluid Insulation Process; with the un-obscured glass VIP system, a perfect vacuum condition can be obtained by a simple procedure in a non-factory environment “repeatedly at will”. The vacuum is achieved by the users pumping forced fluid to fill up the space within the tightly sealed unit, followed by gradually retrieving or drawing out a specific quantity of the liquid to create a desired amount of vacuumed space. This mechanical pumping and retrieval process can be repeatedly executed at will by incorporating a programmable mechanical apparatus comprises liquid pumps, controlling devices, tubing, reservoirs to retain fluids & heat exchanger, capable to regulating time, temperature and transport volume of thermal fluids as desired.

One of the items to be presented in this continuing present invention is the addition of the aforementioned “repeat-at-will”, built-in on/off vacuum process on the un-obscure glass VIP units of double and triple pane. With this vacuum process, this continuing present invention will transform the un-obscured glass VIP into a unique window system that has a built-in window treatment with three stages of insulation values.

Stage one uses a double pane un-obscured glass VIP as an example; as previously mentioned regarding insulation values, it can be achieved by filling up 100% of the cavity of the un-obscured glass VIP with appropriate fluid. This is then followed by gradually retrieving or drawing out the liquid. As a result pressure is created in the cavity to produce a pure vacuum condition, along with creating a double pane true vacuum insulated panel, the result provides recognized superior insulation value.

Stage two uses the previously mentioned vacuum insulation values to reverse the initial process of retrieval to pump the thermal fluid back into the pressurized vacuum cavity, as soon as the capacity is filled 100% by the thermal fluid; “the double pane un-obscured glass VIP, the thermal fluid, and the thermal fluid-filled cavity are converted into “one” unique window system”. By filling the cavity with the thermal fluid, the system becomes active with insulation value. The thermal insulation effect of the fluid is related to a pre-set specific R-value which can be easily achieved by regulating the temperature, which is utilized through the “energy” generated by a solar panel. Furthermore; to control the temperature consistency, when the temperature of the fluid decreases in the cavity, a thermostat controlled pumping device is then activated. The fluid is pumped through the solar-powered heater to be re-fused with higher preset temperature and then to be returned into the cavity. As an option, an alternative heating device can be used to maintain an appropriate temperature to achieve the desired insulation value. In addition, another usable function of the system is to transport unwanted temperature from the outside by using a lower or room temperature fluid.

The above active thermal forced fluid system can be used for hot and cold climates. When the fluid is contained in the reservoir and is not needed in the cavity, the cavity will remain in its pressurized pure vacuum condition.

Stage three uses a process as described in the parent patent. A triple pane obscure glass VIP can be produced by adding a third glass sheet, and then with all three glass sheets to be sandwiched together with glass strips of same material on all four edges. Appropriate heat is then applied around all four edges of the assembled glass sheets and glass strips. The glass strips are then melted with the glass sheets together and sealed as one triple pane glass unit, therefore creating two separate attached side by side cavities.

It is in the same production process referring to the parent patent that with this continuing present invention, a third un-obscured glass sheet is added to the same aforementioned production process to produce an un-obscured triple pane glass VIP with two separate attached cavities on either side of the middle glass sheet. One of the two created cavities to be vacuumed and sealed off permanently by using the aforementioned method is to draw out the fluid from the cavity to create a pressurized vacuumed space. Then the second cavity on the opposite side of the middle glass sheet works as the frequent-forced fluid cavity. Thereby within the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP, being as “one” unit, embraces a permanent pressurized vacuumed cavity and a forced fluid “repeat at will” pressurized vacuumed cavity are transformed. The triple pane un-obscured glass VIP with these two opposite-sided cavities, which is one unit, can also be rotated the way they are facing depending on application, For example; the permanent vacuumed cavity can be used facing the exterior side, while the opposite side of the forced fluid “repeat at will” cavity can be used facing the interior room, and vice versa.

Within this “one” unit triple pane un-obscured glass VIP embodiment, in addition to the first permanent vacuumed cavity and the second cavity with forced fluid on the very opposite side of the middle glass sheet, when the multi-forced-fluids are contained in the reservoirs, then this forced-fluid-cavity is in vacuumed condition as well. It functions exactly the same as the previously described double pane un-obscured glass VIP with programmable pumping and controlling devices, which interacts with color fluids and reservoirs. Now that the second forced fluid cavity is in a “repeat-at-will” vacuum condition, along with the first permanent vacuumed cavity on the opposite side of the middle glass sheet; this triple pane un-obscured glass VIP transformed at this stage into a “dual” vacuumed un-obscured glass VIP embodiment that would be a superior insulation media for windows and for doors which are the weakest spots which relates to thermal transfer (heat loss) for houses and buildings.

Another object By utilizing all three stages of the insulation system; an additional benefit of the un-obscured glass VIP becomes available: Customized Window Treatment System via vacuum/forced active thermal fluid.

A wide range of color choice can be incorporated into the fluids or the active thermal forced fluids to create the window treatment effects in a non-obscure glass VIP. A lighter colour for minimum privacy, a darker colour to block strong sunrays, and any colour to compliment the decor of the household.

A dual fluid reservoir with separate controlling devices can be used to achieve the light and darker color effects provide alternative color of choice for one window unit. Additionally, the Custom Window Treatment system, when filled with appropriate fluid can be used to effectively block ultra violet light. This system offers an alternative choice to replacing existing cumbersome conventional window treatments on the market as needed or desired, for a small fraction of the cost. These options do not affect the efficiency of the Vacuum/Forced active thermal fluid insulation values.

The foregoing and other objects and advantages will appear from the description to follow. In the description reference is made to the accompanying drawing, which forms a part hereof, and in which is shown by way of illustration specific embodiments in which the invention may be practiced. These embodiments will be described in sufficient detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice the invention, and it is to be understood that other embodiments may be utilized and that structural changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention. In the accompanying drawing, like reference characters designate the same or similar parts throughout the several views.

The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken in a limiting sense, and the scope of the present invention is best defined by the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES

In order that the invention may be more fully understood, it will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

The Following Figure Numbers are Sequential to the Parent Application

FIG. 6G side & front view of the un-obscure double pane glass VIP with no vacuum condition in the cavity.

FIG. 6H side & front view of the un-obscure double pane glass VIP prefilled with light color fluid in the cavity.

FIG. 6I sectional view of the mechanical apparatus; (a program-able pumping & controlling devices & reservoirs filled with fluids), shows the relationship with the double pane glass VIP.

FIG. 6J side & front view of the un-obscure double pane glass VIP prefilled with light color fluid in the cavity which interacted & connected with the programmable pumping & controlling system & reservoirs.

FIG. 6K side & front view of the un-obscure double pane glass VIP shows the light color fluid has been pumped out of the cavity to create the pressurized vacuum condition.

FIG. 6L side & front view of the un-obscure double pane glass VIP shows the cavity is filled with darker color fluid.

FIG. 6M side & front view of the double pane glass VIP, the “darker” color fluid is pumped out & a pressurized vacuum condition is created in the cavity.

FIG. 6N side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP with dual cavities, one of the cavity is pre-treated in permanent pressurized vacuum condition by forced fluid & the other cavity is for the repeatable vacuum process to be prefilled with color fluids.

FIG. 6O side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP, one of the cavity is pre-filled with light color fluid, and the other cavity is pre-treated in permanent vacuum condition with forced fluid.

FIG. 6P side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP with dual cavities interacted & connected with the programmable pumping & controlling system & reservoirs one prefilled with light color fluid & the other is pre-treated in permanent vacuum condition by forced fluid.

FIG. 6Q side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP with dual cavities, the light color fluid is pumped out from the cavity which is also turned into a pressurized vacuum cavity, & the other is pre-treated in permanent vacuum condition by forced fluid.

FIG. 6R side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP with dual cavities, one of the cavities is filled with darker color fluid & the other is pre-treated in permanent vacuum condition by forced fluid.

FIG. 6S side view, front & back view of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP with dual cavities, the darker color fluid is pumped out from the cavity which is also turned into a pressurized vacuum cavity & the other is pre-treated in permanent vacuum condition by forced fluid.

FIG. 6T sectional view of the entire system of the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP; fluids are pumped out retained in the reservoirs which are connected with a temperature gauged self activated heater.

FIG. 6U shows a side view & front view of a double pane glass VIP which can be used as door insulation members.

The following Figure numbers are sequential to the parent application

FIG. 13D is the top sectional view of the basement concrete wall structure with a boxed-out space for housing the climate control unit.

FIG. 13E is the top sectional view of the main floor wall frame structure with a boxed-out space for housing forced air ducting system from the climate control unit.

FIG. 13F is the top sectional view of the upper floor wall frame structure with a boxed-out space for housing forced air ducting system from the climate control unit.

FIG. 13G is the side view shown the created boxed-out spaces for housing the climate control unit to allow the basement floor free of obstruction for more desirable development & the aligned multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces for accommodating forced air ducting system reaching up & returning from all 3 levels.

FIG. 13H is the side view shown an outward ducting body is installed & connected with the climate control unit depicting the main outward active forced air path and various multi-level extending outward active forced air paths.

FIG. 13I is the side view shown an inward ducting body is installed & connected with the climate control unit depicting the main inward active forced air path and various multi-level extending inward active forced air paths.

FIG. 13J is the orthographic side view shown the interacted combined functions of the basement boxed-out space, the multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces; the climate control unit; the outward & inward active forced air ducting system associated & networked with the entire multi-level active thermal forced air passages & paths.

FIG. 13K is the side & cut-off view focused on depicting an elongated horizontal boxed-out structure installed & attached to exterior multi-level flooring structures and capable of embracing pluming pipes & electrical wirings in horizontal positions.

FIG. 13L is another side view 90 degrees of FIG. 13K, shown the main plumbing pipes positioned vertically within the boxed-out spaces of the multi-level vertical column, and horizontally extends their routes to other floor levels via the elongate horizontal boxed-out structure, also illustrates the electrical wirings & water lines adapting along the extension route of the main plumbing pipes.

FIG. 13M is a top view of FIG. L further depicts the formation & relationships with the boxed-out space from the basement wall, the vertical column boxed-out spaces, the elongate horizontal boxed-out structure, main plumbing pipes and their extensions extended into the void space between floor joist.

FIG. 13N is an applying example of another independent active thermal forced air blanket movement rising up in basement from the created boxed-out space

FIG. 13O is a cut-off horizontal view of an existing prior art piece of a corrugated metal ceiling component showing the corrugated pattern creates the “void” spaces on both sides.

FIG. 13P is a cut-off horizontal view of an existing prior art typical ceiling of a commercial or industrial structure illustrates the creation of the “void” spaces to be utilized as active thermal forced air paths in the present invention.

FIG. 13Q is the cut off view of a residential house comprises of a roof structure having active forced air passages system running underneath the roof sheathing.

DESCRIPTION OF THE REFERENCED NUMERALS

Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, the figures illustrate the Prefabricated Insulated Building Components and Assembly Equipment of the present invention. With regard to the reference numerals used, the following numbering is used throughout the various drawing figures.

    • 1 the double pane un-obscure glass VIP body.
    • 1a the cavity of the double pane un-obscure glass VIP body with no vacuum condition at this stage.
    • 1b the protruding fluid drain outlet for the double pane un-obscure glass VIP
    • 1c pre-filled light color forced fluid
    • 1d the rigid foam supporting members
    • 1e the pressurized vacuumed cavity is created by drawing out the light color fluid
    • 1f the pressurized vacuumed cavity is created by drawing out the darker color fluid
    • 2 the programmable split flow guide
    • 3 the tubing system used to transport the fluids
    • 4 the programmable fluid pumps that facilitates the movements of the forced fluids.
    • 5 the reservoir for the light color thermal forced fluid.
    • 5a the light color thermal forced fluid.
    • 6 the reservoir for the darker color thermal forced fluid
    • 6a the darker color thermal forced fluid.
    • 7 the entire body of the triple pane un-obscure glass VIP in its side view
    • 7a the “repeat at will” vacuum panel being one of the two attached bodies of the triple pane un-obscure glass VIP
    • 7b the “permanent” vacuum panel being two of the two attached bodies of the triple pane un-obscure glass
    • 7c the “cavity” of body 13a at the stage where no vacuum condition has been created
    • 7d the pre-treated permanent vacuumed “cavity” of body 13b
    • 7e the protruding nipple for vacuum process of the “permanent” triple pane un-obscure glass VIP.
    • 7f the protruding fluid drain outlet for the “repeat at will” triple pane un-obscure glass VIP.
    • 7g the “pressurized vacuumed” cavity created by withdrawing the light colour fluid
    • 7h the “pressurized vacuumed” cavity created by withdrawing the darker colour fluid the thermal exchanger facilitated for the forced thermal fluids 5a & 6a
    • 8a the thermal transfer line for forced fluid 10a travels to & from between the reservoir 6 & the thermal exchanger 8
    • 8b the thermal transfer line for forced fluid 5a travels to & from between the reservoir 5 & the thermal exchanger 8
    • 9 the double pane glass VIP body to be incorporated as an insulation member for door
    • 9a the vacuumed cavity of the glass VIP body 9
    • 9b the opening for door knob.
    • 9c the nipple to facilitate the vacuum process.

The Following Referenced Numerals are Sequential to the Parent Application

    • 358 boxed out upper level wall for accommodating the forced air ducting
    • 360 space for accommodating the going-out & return forced air ducting
    • 362 floor member for supporting the boxed out wall for upper level
    • 364 boxed out main level wall for accommodating the forced air ducting
    • 368 floor member for supporting the boxed out wall for main level
    • 370 boxed-out concrete wall for housing the (furnace)
    • 372 boxed-out space in basement
    • 374 climate control unite (furnace)
    • 376 in-ceiling active thermal forced air in it's outward path
    • 378 out-going active thermal forced air travels in duct
    • 380 air duct for out-going active thermal forced air
    • 382 upper floor active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 384 main floor active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 386 basement active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 388 in-ceiling return active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 390 upper floor return active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 392 air duct for return active thermal forced air
    • 394 return active thermal forced air travels in duct
    • 396 main floor return active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 398 basement return active thermal forced air in it's path
    • 400 foam strip to divide the wall panel to create outward & return forced air path
    • 402 basement concrete wall
    • 404 main floor exterior wall
    • 406 upper floor exterior wall
    • 408 upper floor in-floor outward active thermal forced air path
    • 410 upper floor in-floor return active thermal forced air path
    • 412 main floor in-floor outward active thermal forced air path
    • 414 main floor in-floor return active thermal forced air path
    • 416 basement floor in-slab outward active thermal forced air path
    • 418 basement floor in-slab return active thermal forced air path
    • 420 elongated horizontal boxed out space
    • 422 cut out view of a section of a plumbing pipe installed inside the horizontal boxed-out space
    • 424 an vertical section of a main plumbing pipe inside the vertical column boxed-out space raised from the ground
    • 426 cut out horizontal sectional view of a plumbing pipe 90 degrees to pipe 422 extends out to the void space underneath the sub-floor
    • 428 foam insulation fills up the hollow space in the horizontal boxed-out space
    • 430 cut out section view of a piece of electrical wire installed inside the horizontal boxed-out space
    • 432 a piece of electrical wire installed vertically within the vertical column boxed-out space
    • 434 a cavity for active thermal forced air horizontally installed inside the horizontal boxed-out space
    • 436 a cut out section view of a piece of water pipe installed inside the horizontal boxed-out space
    • 438 a piece of water pipe installed vertically within the vertical column boxed-out space
    • 440 a piece of electrical wire an extension of electrical wire 430 installed 90 degrees to the horizontal boxed-out space extends out to the void space underneath the sub-floor
    • 442 another active thermal forced air path rising in the basement within wall panels outward from the basement boxed-out unit
    • 444 an existing prior art piece of a corrugated metal ceiling component forming part of a ceiling & roofing structure
    • 446 Interior “void” spaces created by the corrugated pattern itself
    • 448 Exterior “void” spaces created by the corrugated pattern itself
    • 450 a strategic piece of insulation sheet material in place to create the interior “void” spaces for active thermal forced air path
    • 452 conventional roofing material
    • 454 conventional roofing insulation material
    • 456 rigid foam member in sheet form
    • 456a rigid foam member in sheet form
    • 458 forced air cavity within the insulated panel sandwiched by 2 pieces of foam member
    • 460 forced air running within the cavity of the sandwiched foam members
    • 462 the elongated square forced air central channel made of rigid foam
    • 464 the cavity of the central channel to be used as forced air passage
    • 466 forced air entering from the cavity of the rigid foam panel
    • 468 the ceiling line

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

The following discussion describes in detail one embodiment of the invention (and several variations of that embodiment). This discussion should not be construed, however, as limiting the invention to those particular embodiments, practitioners skilled in the art will recognize numerous other embodiments as well. For definition of the complete scope of the invention, the reader is directed to appended claims.

The Following Figure Numbers are Sequential to the Parent Application

FIG. 6G illustrates the side and front view of the body the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1. 1a is the cavity of the body of the VIP 1 at this stage it is with no vacuum condition, and 1b shows the protruding fluid drain outlet.

FIG. 6H shows the side and front view of the body of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1, with its cavity refer to FIG. 1 as 1a, now it is pre-filled with lighter color fluid lc for the purpose of preparing & precondition the latter pressurized vacuum process to be performed. 1b is the protruding fluid drain outlet.

FIG. 6I shows the sectional view of the mechanical apparatus comprises programmable pumping, controlling devices, tubing & a dual reservoir filled with fluids. As illustrated; 1d shows the rigid foam supporting members to be used to cushion the weight of the glass VIP body set on the frame structure. 1b is the protruding fluid drain outlet connected with the split-flow control valve 2; this is performed by tubing 3 which transports all fluids, the tubing 3 splits its way and connects with two programmable pumps 4. The tubing 3 then extend their ways; one runs into the reservoir 5, which retains with the light fluid 5a and the other runs into reservoir 6 which retains the fluid 6a. Reservoir 5 is not filled to its full capacity in order to leave enough room for the return fluid from the to-be-connected body of the VIP 1 & its cavity 1a both shown in dotted lines; demonstrating the relationship with the incorporated mechanical apparatus.

FIG. 6J shows the side view and front view of the body of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP1 connected with the mechanical apparatus. As illustrated, the mechanical apparatus embraces the programmable pump 4 with controlling device connected by tubing 3 with the dual reservoir 5 &6 being filled with fluids 5a &6a. 1d illustrates the rigid foam supporting members that are used to cushion the weight of the VIP panel set on the frame structure. 1b is the protruding fluid drain outlet which helps to drain the last drop of the fluid back into reservoirs to reduce the mixing of the residual of the light color fluid 5a & the darker color fluid 10a to minimum. 2 is the split-flow control valve to guide the separated light color fluid 5a and darker color fluid 6a to return to their own designated reservoirs 5 &6. 3 is the tubing that connects the protruding fluid drain outlet 1b; the split flow valve 2; the programmable pump 4; and the dual reservoir 5 and 6. The cavity of the VIP body 1 at this preconditioned stage has been pre-filled with light colour fluid 1c, refer to FIG. 2. The reservoir 5 is purposely left almost empty just to retain enough fluid in level to cover the end of the tubing 3 to maintain the consistency of the fluid that relates to creating the vacuum effect in the latter procedure. It also to give room for the light colour fluid 4 when being drawn in and mixed with the fluid in the reservoir 5 to become as fluid 5a. It is an easier procedure to initiate the “repeat at will” vacuum process at the outset. Meanwhile, the reservoir 6 is fully filled with darker fluid 6a, and readily available for its turn.

FIG. 6K shows the side and front view of the body of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1 and the incorporated mechanical apparatus in function. 1e illustrates the stage of the cavity of the VIP 1, in which it is pressurized and vacuumed out by withdrawing the light colour fluid 1c to become 5a; refer to FIG. 4. At this point the fluid 1c/5a has been pumped back and retained in the reservoir 5 shows that it is full. The darker fluid 6a, also remains in the reservoir 6, and readily available for its turn. The embodiment of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1 at this stage is in the cycle of performing the “repeat at will” pressurized vacuum condition.

FIG. 6L shows the side and front view of the body of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1 and the incorporated mechanical apparatus in function, Also illustrated, is the darker color fluid 6a; where it is pumped in and filled in the pressurized vacuum space of the cavity of the body of VIP 1. The reservoir 6 is purposely left almost empty just to retain enough fluid in level to cover the end of the tubing 3, to maintain the consistency of the fluid as it relates to creating the vacuum effect. It also gives room for the return of the darker colour fluid 6a which is in the cavity of the body of the VIP 1 and cycled to be pumped back into the reservoir 6. Meanwhile, the reservoir 5 is fully filled with the light colour fluid 5a, and readily available for its turn.

FIG. 6M shows the side and front view of the body of the un-obscured double pane glass VIP 1 and the mechanical apparatus is in function. As illustrated, at this stage the cavity Of the body of the VIP 1 is pressurized and vacuumed out by withdrawing the darker colour fluid 6a, which has been pumped back and retained in the reservoir 6 shows that it is full, and the light colour fluid 5a, also remains in the reservoir 5 and readily available to be used. This double pane glass VIP 1 embodiment at this stage is in “repeat at will” pressurized vacuum condition. A double pane forced fluid pressurized vacuum insulation panel VIP 1 is transformed into an unique window unit.

FIG. 6N shows the side view of the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP 7 configured to create two attached side-by-side bodies 7a &7b separated by the middle pane glass sheet. Body 7a shows its front view with a non-vacuumed cavity 7c having a fluid drain outlet 7f, and on the other side of the middle-pane glass sheet; body 7b of the VIP 7 with a cavity 7d shows as the back view of the VIP 7. Hereby, it is important to depict that the cavity 7d of body 7b at this stage is in a pre-treated “permanent” pressurized vacuumed condition of which can be achieved by selecting various processes of prior arts available on the market place and it will be maintained as “permanent” pressurized vacuumed condition through out this continuing patent description. 7e is the nipple provided to facilitate the aforementioned prior art factory vacuum process.

FIG. 6O shows the side view, front view & back view of the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP 7 depicts two separate attached bodies, and 7d is the cavity of the body 7b which is pre-treated and it is in its prior art process “permanent” pressurized vacuumed condition and 7e is the nipple. The space of the cavity 7c, refer to FIG. 8; of the body 7a with fluid drain outlet 7f, at this stage is prefilled with the light color fluid 5a. This “prefilled” process is to pre-condition the “repeat at will” vacuum process latter to be performed by utilizing the cavity of the body 7a to be incorporated with a programmable mechanical apparatus.

FIG. 6P shows the side view, front view & back view of the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP 7 with dual body/cavity incorporated with the mechanical apparatus; refer to FIG. 3. As illustrated, the sectional view of the mechanical apparatus comprises programmable pumping & controlling devices. 1d shows the rigid foam supporting members to be used to cushion the weight of the glass VIP body set on the frame structure. 7f is the protruding fluid drain outlet connected with the split-flow control valve 2, this connection is performed by tubing 3 which transports all fluids, the tubing 3 splits its way and connects with two programmable pumps 4. The tubing 3 then extend; one runs into the reservoir 5, which retains with the light fluid 5a and the other runs into reservoir 6 which retains the darker fluid 6a. 7d is the cavity of the body 7b, which is pre-treated in permanent pressurized vacuum condition and 7e is the nipple. The light color fluid 5a as described in FIG. 9 was used to pre-fill & precondition the cavity of body 7a; at this stage the pressurized vacuum process can begin and be achieved at anytime by withdrawing the fluid 5a back into the reservoir 5 which is not filled to its full capacity at this point in order to leave enough room for the return light color fluid 5a from the cavity of the body 7a. While the reservoir 6 filled with fluid 6a is in it's dormant mode.

FIG. 6Q shows the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP 7 with dual body/cavity incorporated with the mechanical apparatus. As illustrated, the incorporated programmable pumping and controlling devices and dual reservoir is filled with fluids. 7g a illustrates the stage of the cavity of the body 7a is in “repeat at will” pressurized vacuumed condition by the effect of withdrawing the light colour fluid 5a, which is pumped back and retained in the reservoir 5 shows that it is full, and the darker colour fluid 6a also remains in the reservoir 6, while the pre-treated “permanent” pressurized vacuumed cavity 7d of body 7b remain in tact. A double pressurized vacuum insulation panel VIP 7 is created within one triple pane glass body.

FIG. 6R shows the un-obscure triple pane glass VIP 7 with dual body/cavity incorporated with the mechanical apparatus. The darker color fluid 6a, is being pumped in, and fills the “repeat at will” pressurized vacuumed cavity of body 7a. The reservoir 6 is purposely left almost empty just to retain enough fluid in level to cover the end of the tube 3 to maintain the consistency of the fluid, which relates to creating the repeat vacuum effect and also to give room for the return of the darker colour fluid 6a from the cavity of body 7a. Meanwhile, the reservoir 5 is fully filled with light colour fluid 5a, it is readily available for its turn, while the pre-treated “permanent” pressurized vacuumed cavity 7d of body 7b remains in tact.

FIG. 6S shows the un-obscured triple pane glass VIP 13 with dual body/cavity incorporated with the mechanical apparatus. As illustrated, connected programmable pumping and controlling devices, and the dual reservoir is filled with fluids. 15a illustrates the stage of the cavity of the body 13a is in “repeat at will” pressurized vacuumed condition by withdrawing the darker colour fluid 10a, at this point the fluid 10a is being pumped back and retained in the reservoir 10, and shown that it is full. The light colour fluid 9a also remains in the reservoir 9 in full. The dual body/cavity of the triple pane VIP 13 at this stage are both in pressurized vacuumed condition. One is “permanent” vacuumed condition & the other is functioning as “repeat at will” vacuumed condition. A double pressurized vacuum insulation panel VIP 13 is created within one triple pane glass body and transformed into an unique window unit.

FIG. 6T depicts the triple pane glass VIP 7 that is incorporated with the mechanical apparatus and the thermal apparatus as it becomes one window system. 8 illustrates the heat or cold thermal exchanger depending on climate condition, 8a is the thermal transfer line for fluid 6a and 8b is the thermal transfer line for fluid 5a.

FIG. 6U shows the side & front view a double pane glass VIP 9 to be implemented as an insulation member for doors; 9a is the pre-treated vacuum cavity and 9b is the opening for door knock. This double pane glass door VIP 9 is to be inserted in the exist metal door frame to become an efficient insulation member which is one of the weakest point in terms of negative thermal transfer.

The Following Figure Numbers are Sequential to the Parent Application

FIG. 13D shown: the top sectional view of a basement wall structure 402 with a boxed out wall 370; created within is a boxed-out space 372 from the basement floor for housing & consolidating the climate control unit 374; the climate control unit 374 comprises an outward forced air duct body 380 and an inward forced air duct body 392.

FIG. 13E shown: the top sectional view of a main level wall structure 404 with a boxed-out wall 20 creating a boxed-out space 366 aligned on top with the basement wall structure 402 shown in FIG. 13D; the focus herein is the main floor boxed-out space 366 aligned with the basement boxed-out space 372 forming a vertical column. Refer to FIG. 13G.

FIG. 13F shown: the top sectional view of an upper level wall structure 406 with a boxed-out wall 364 creating a boxed-out space 360 aligned on top with the main level wall structure 404 shown in FIG. 13E; the focus herein is the upper level boxed-out space 360 aligned with the main level boxed-out space 366 forming a three level vertical column boxed-out space additionally aligned to the basement boxed-out space 372, forming a multi-level vertical column of boxed-out spaces.

FIG. 13G is an example that relates to FIGS. 13D, 13E &13F. Depicted is a whole side view of the formation of the multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces joining and aligning the basement wall structure 370, which has a boxed-out space 372, the main level boxed-out structure 364, which has a boxed-out space 366, and the upper level boxed-out structure 358, which has a boxed-out space 360; therein clearly depicted is the basement boxed-out space housing the climate control unit 374 that frees the basement floor of obstructions to allow for more desirable development and spaces free of conventional cumbersome ducting systems.

FIG. 13H is a side view example, shown is the installed forced air “outward” ducting system body 380 in the basement boxed-out space 372, extending its way up in the aligned multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces (formation of boxed-out spaces 360, 366 &372, refer to FIG. 13G) to the main and upper floors, reaching up to the ceiling level, and connecting with various outward passages to each floor level. The active thermal forced air main paths 378 are within the outward ducting system body 380 and move up from the climate control unit 374, which is housed in the basement boxed-out space 372, and clearly depicts the relationships of the various outward active thermal forced air paths from the basement level up. 416 is the basement in-slab active forced air path; 386 is the lower horizontal active forced air path; 412 is the in-floor active forced air of the main floor; 384 is the lower horizontal active forced air path; 408 is the in-floor active forced air path of the upper floor; 382 is the lower horizontal active forced air path; 376 is the in-ceiling active forced air path.

FIG. 13I is an example showing the installed forced air “inward” ducting system body 392 that extends its way up in the aligned multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces connected from the climate control unit 374 in the basement floor rising up to the main floor and upper floor and reaching up to the ceiling level and connected on the way to various outward passages from each floor level. The active thermal forced air main paths 394 moving within the inward ducting body 392 returns to the climate control unit 374, which is housed in the basement boxed-out space 372 and clearly depicts the relationships of the various “inward” active forced air paths from the ceiling level down; 388 is the in-ceiling forced air path; 390 is the upper horizontal forced air path of the upper floor; 410 is the in-floor forced air path of the upper floor; 396 is the upper horizontal forced air path of the main floor; 414 is the in-floor forced air path of the main floor; 398 is the upper horizontal forced air path of the basement; 374 is the concrete floor in-slab forced air path.

FIG. 13J is a completed consolidated side view of FIGS. 13H & 13I and clearly depicts the combined functions and relationships of: the utilization of the boxed-out space 372, multi-level vertical column boxed-out spaces (formation of boxed-out spaces 360, 366 &372 refer to FIG. 13G), and the outward and inward forced air ducting systems; it demonstrates all outward & inward active thermal forced air paths connecting & circulating together as a completed system. The arrayed composite insulated wall panels on each floor shown are divided in half by a foam strip 400 to create the horizontal lower outward and upper inward forced air passage pattern. For the basement concrete floor the Figure shown depicts the active forced air path 416 that travels outward in the in-slab concrete floor and shows the inward active forced air path returning to the climate control unit 374. For the basement level the Figure shown depicts the active forced air traveling outward through the 12 in-stud openings into a lower horizontal active forced air path 386, then moving upward through a designated section of an unobstructed wall panel into an inward upper horizontal active forced air path 398 within the same divided and arrayed vertical wall panel cavities. For the main level in-floor the Figure shown depicts the active forced air path 412 traveling outward in the in-floor underneath the sub-floor and between the floor joists; it also shows the inward active forced air path 414 returning to the climate control unit 374. For the main floor, the Figure shown depicts the active forced air traveling outward through 12 in-stud openings in a lower horizontal active forced air path 384, then moving upward through a designated section of an unobstructed wall panel into an inward upper horizontal forced air path 396 within the same divided and arrayed vertical wall panel cavities. For the upper level in-floor, the Figure shown depicts the active forced air path 408 traveling outward in the in-floor underneath the sub-floor and between the floor joists; it also shows the inward active forced air path 410 returning to the climate control unit 374. For the upper floor, the figure shown depicts the active forced air traveling outward through 12 in-stud openings in a lower horizontal active forced air path 382, then moving upward through a designated section of an unobstructed wall panel into an inward upper horizontal active forced air path 390 within the same divided and arrayed vertical wall panel cavities. For the ceiling level the Figure shown depicts the active forced air path 376 traveling outward in the ceiling cavities; it also shows the inward active forced air path 388 emerging into the main forced air path and returning to the climate control unit 374.

FIG. 13K is a side view showing the positions to floors of a cut-off view of 2 horizontal boxed-out structures 420, each braced within a cut-off horizontal view of a piece of main plumbing pipe 422, angled 90 degrees at a certain length and connected with another vertical piece of main plumbing pipe 424.

FIG. 13L is a side view, showing a 90 degree angle view of FIG. 13K, more clearly depicts the relationships and functions of the elongate horizontal boxed-out structures 420 in FIG. 13K, which is associated with the horizontal pipe piece 422 and vertical pipe piece 424. The pipe piece 424 rises up from the ground stresses in the vertical column boxed-out space then elbows horizontally with its extension pipe piece 422, which is braced within the elongate horizontal boxed-out structure 420; another pipe piece 426 with a cut-off view is also elbowed 90 degrees with the pipe piece 422 to extend its length in the void space underneath the sub-floor & between the floor joists. Also refer to FIG. 13K. The configuration of the elongate boxed-out structure 420 created within its horizontal hollow space comprises insulation 428; a horizontal pipe piece 422; water line 430; electrical wiring 436 and an active thermal forced air path 434.

FIG. 13M is a top view of the main floor and further depicts the relationship of the multi-level vertical column boxed-out space associated with the elongate horizontal boxed-out structure 420 bracing within the horizontal pipe piece 422, the electrical wire 430, the water line 436 and the elbowed vertical pipe piece 424. 426 is an elbowed extension pipe of 422, displayed underneath the sub-floor & between floor joists, 434 is the extension piece of the electrical wire of 430. 440 is the elbowed extension piece of the water line 436.

FIG. 13N is a side view demonstrated another active thermal forced air path 441, therein emphasizing the forced air path 441 starting in the basement level; forced air moves outward from the climate control unit 374 which is located in the boxed-out space 372, travel horizontally through openings in the lower section of the wall panels, them rising up through openings & passages reaching up to the ceiling passages/cavities then travel across the ceiling to the opposite wall, then return to the climate control unit 374 in basement in the same movement pattern.

FIG. 13O is a horizontal cut-off view of an existing corrugated metal ceiling component 444 which is widely used as an interior part of the roofing structure in the commercial & industrial buildings, 446 is the interior “void” spaces and 448 is the exterior “void” spaces of which have never been utilized, the present invention therein to utilize these said “void” spaces by running forced air through to create an active thermal forced air path in each one of these interior and or exterior corrugated “void” spaces.

FIG. 13P is a horizontal sectional view further illustrates the formation, configuration and the relationships of the active thermal forced air system to be integrated into a typical roof structure which comprises of an existing corrugated metal ceiling component 444 having exterior insulation 454 in place to create exterior “void” spaces 448 and the exterior roofing material 452 installed on the top, the interior ceiling material 450 to be added to create the interior “void” spaces 446; “void” spaces 446 &448 therein are the spaces/cavities for the forced air path.

FIG. 13Q is a sectional view further illustrates the insulated attic structure which comprises of foam insulation members 456 &458 sandwiched together as composite insulated panels creating a cavity to become the passage 460 for the active forced air 462, said panels are to be installed on the roof rafter member (refer to FIG. 9D in the parent application) installed directly underneath the roof sheathing board. The central channel 464 is also made out of rigid foam member configured in an elongated square body installed at the top and center of the interior roof structure laying 90 degree from one end to the other against and attached to the said panels which are positioned from both sides of the roof, and said panels having openings on each high-pitch end matching the openings on each side of the central channel 464 and to be aligned together to each other then forming connected forced air passage 460 and passage 466 to allow forced air to enter from each said panel into the central channel 462. The function of the central channel 462 is to collect and centralize all forced air gathered and entered from all said panels then to be dissipated to the outside or be re-directed to whichever sources to be utilized. This structure is particularly designed for unwanted hot air to be dissipated for hot climates.