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Title: Reflective insulating blinds for windows and the like

Abstract

Energy-conserving window blinds are provided. The blinds are fabricated from coupled and adjustable slats, each slat having an insulation layer and a reflective surface to face outwardly when the blinds are closed. A range of desired light and air transmission may be selected with the reflective surfaces of the slats adapted to direct sunlight upward toward the ceiling when the blinds are open. When the blinds are closed, the insulation of the slats reduces the heat loss or gain produced by the windows. If desired, the reflective surfaces of the slats may be concave. The edges of the slats are designed to seal against adjacent slats when the blinds are closed to ensure minimum air flow between slats.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6828127
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-004996; EDB-81-004711
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SUN SHADES; DESIGN; AIR INFILTRATION; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FABRICATION; HEAT GAIN; HEAT LOSSES; REFLECTIVE COATINGS; THERMAL INSULATION; WINDOWS; COATINGS; ENERGY LOSSES; LOSSES; OPENINGS 320100* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings

Citation Formats

Barnes, P.R., and Shapira, H.B. Reflective insulating blinds for windows and the like. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Barnes, P.R., & Shapira, H.B. Reflective insulating blinds for windows and the like. United States.
Barnes, P.R., and Shapira, H.B. Fri . "Reflective insulating blinds for windows and the like". United States.
@article{osti_6828127,
title = {Reflective insulating blinds for windows and the like},
author = {Barnes, P.R. and Shapira, H.B.},
abstractNote = {Energy-conserving window blinds are provided. The blinds are fabricated from coupled and adjustable slats, each slat having an insulation layer and a reflective surface to face outwardly when the blinds are closed. A range of desired light and air transmission may be selected with the reflective surfaces of the slats adapted to direct sunlight upward toward the ceiling when the blinds are open. When the blinds are closed, the insulation of the slats reduces the heat loss or gain produced by the windows. If desired, the reflective surfaces of the slats may be concave. The edges of the slats are designed to seal against adjacent slats when the blinds are closed to ensure minimum air flow between slats.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {12}
}