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Title: Apparatus for insulating windows and the like

Abstract

Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in kit'' form. 11 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7249808
Patent Number(s):
4454691 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-308169
Assignee:
PTO; EDB-94-123597
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-80CS30531
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2 Oct 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DOORS; THERMAL INSULATION; WINDOWS; AIR INFILTRATION; AIRTIGHTNESS; SHUTTERS; OPENINGS; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Mitchell, R A. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Mitchell, R A. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like. United States.
Mitchell, R A. Tue . "Apparatus for insulating windows and the like". United States.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in kit'' form. 11 figs.},
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year = {1984},
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