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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. R.D. #1, Box 462-A, Voorheesville, NY 12186
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Systems Design Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
865052
Patent Number(s):
4454691
Assignee:
Mitchell, Robert A. (R.D. #1, Box 462-A, Voorheesville, NY 12186)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E06 - DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL E06B - FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-80CS30531
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; insulating; windows; window; openings; walls; thermal; shutter; rail; mounting; adjacent; coupling; connecting; insulated; panel; adhered; frame; surround; periphery; hard; portion; providing; soft; seal; wall; means; preferably; integral; attachment; according; preferred; embodiment; continuous; hinge; reduced; thickness; permanently; attached; hinged; bi-folded; sliding; respect; distribution; method; market; kit; form; preferred embodiment; wall adjacent; reduced thickness; coupling means; attachment rail; /52/49/160/

Citation Formats

Mitchell, Robert A. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Mitchell, Robert A. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like. United States.
Mitchell, Robert A. Sun . "Apparatus for insulating windows and the like". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865052.
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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.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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