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Title: Reversible window for solar heating and cooling

Abstract

A reversible, variably inclinable window with controlled convection for mounting in a window casing in a building for solar heating and cooling comprising a window frame having top and bottom portions and being adapted to pivot about a horizontal axis intermediate said portions, a first window panel mounted in said frame capable of transmitting both visible and infrared radiation, a second window panel mounted in said frame, substantially parallel and in a spaced relationship to said first window panel and being capable of transmitting visible radiation and blocking infrared radiation, and openings proximate to said top and bottom portions for providing air passageways to space between said first and second window panels such that rotation of the assembly about its horizontal axis can place either of the panels toward the outside of the building for selective reflection or absorbtion of the radiant energy to enable heating or cooling of the interior space between the panels in order to utilize the properties of the air caused to pass therethrough; and sealing means at the sides of the window casing for sealing against the window frame while allowing for optimization of the inclination angle of the window with respect to radiant energymore » impinging thereon.« less

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6537133
Patent Number(s):
US 4365620
Assignee:
EDB-83-057031
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 12 Aug 1980; Other Information: PAT-APPL-177336
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; WINDOWS; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; ROTATION; INCLINATION; SEALS; SOLAR ABSORBERS; SOLAR REFLECTORS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEATING SYSTEMS; MOTION; OPENINGS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling; 141000 - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Bliamptis, E E. Reversible window for solar heating and cooling. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Bliamptis, E E. Reversible window for solar heating and cooling. United States.
Bliamptis, E E. Tue . "Reversible window for solar heating and cooling". United States.
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title = {Reversible window for solar heating and cooling},
author = {Bliamptis, E E},
abstractNote = {A reversible, variably inclinable window with controlled convection for mounting in a window casing in a building for solar heating and cooling comprising a window frame having top and bottom portions and being adapted to pivot about a horizontal axis intermediate said portions, a first window panel mounted in said frame capable of transmitting both visible and infrared radiation, a second window panel mounted in said frame, substantially parallel and in a spaced relationship to said first window panel and being capable of transmitting visible radiation and blocking infrared radiation, and openings proximate to said top and bottom portions for providing air passageways to space between said first and second window panels such that rotation of the assembly about its horizontal axis can place either of the panels toward the outside of the building for selective reflection or absorbtion of the radiant energy to enable heating or cooling of the interior space between the panels in order to utilize the properties of the air caused to pass therethrough; and sealing means at the sides of the window casing for sealing against the window frame while allowing for optimization of the inclination angle of the window with respect to radiant energy impinging thereon.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {12}
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